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Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

(1830-1896), Painter; President of the Royal Academy

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 59 portraits
Artist associated with 7 portraits
Painter and sculptor born in Scarborough. Leighton received academic training in various European cities. His first exhibited work Cimabue's Madonna, painted in Rome in 1855, was a triumph at the Royal Academy's exhibition and its success marked Leighton as one of the most promising artists of his generation. He was elected President of the RA in 1878 and became one of the most successful holders of the office.

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Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96146

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1892
NPG x96146

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, by Alexander Bassano - NPG x96147

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1892
NPG x96147

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, by William Henry Hoather, probably for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x23311

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

by William Henry Hoather, probably for Elliott & Fry
opalotype in frame, circa 1893
NPG x23311

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, published by Ogden's - NPG x136547

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published circa 1896-1907
NPG x136547

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton ('Men of the Day, No. 46.'), by James Jacques Tissot - NPG D43542

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton ('Men of the Day, No. 46.')

by James Jacques Tissot
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 29 June 1872
NPG D43542

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, by Paul Adolphe Rajon, printed by  Chardon, published by  The British and Foreign Artists' Association, after  George Frederic Watts - NPG D37284

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

by Paul Adolphe Rajon, printed by Chardon, published by The British and Foreign Artists' Association, after George Frederic Watts
etching, published 1 November 1880
NPG D37284

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, by Paul Adolphe Rajon, after  George Frederic Watts - NPG D37285

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

by Paul Adolphe Rajon, after George Frederic Watts
etching, published 1 November 1880
NPG D37285

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D37286

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, after 1880
NPG D37286

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D9833

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, after 1880
NPG D9833

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, by Joseph Brown, after  Henry Tanworth Wells - NPG D20725

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

by Joseph Brown, after Henry Tanworth Wells
stipple engraving, circa 1881
NPG D20725

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton; George Du Maurier; William Powell Frith, by George Louis Palmella Busson Du Maurier - NPG D45755

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton; George Du Maurier; William Powell Frith

by George Louis Palmella Busson Du Maurier
pen and ink on paper, 3 April 1881
NPG D45755

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, by Maclure & Macdonald, published by  The Pictorial World, after  Samuel Alexander Walker - NPG D37287

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

by Maclure & Macdonald, published by The Pictorial World, after Samuel Alexander Walker
chromolithograph, published 5 May 1883
NPG D37287

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Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, published 1877
NPG x6150

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Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published July 1888
NPG Ax9143

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Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1890
NPG x6155

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Various actresses, singers and others

by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s
NPG Ax139926

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Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

by York & Son
glass lantern slide, 1890s
NPG x3652

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Key to Private View of the Old Masters Exhibition, Royal Academy, 1888

after Henry Jamyn Brooks
photograph, 1919 or after
NPG D42236

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