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

Sitter in 56 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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Augusta Mathews (née Leighton)

by Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton
pencil, circa 1848-1850
NPG 2141(b)


Alexandra Sutherland Orr (née Leighton)

by Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton
chalk and watercolour, circa 1848-1850
NPG 2141(a)


Sir Richard Francis Burton

by Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton
oil on canvas, 1872-1875
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1070


Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

by Conrad Cook, published by William Mackenzie, after Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton
stipple and line engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D5248


Sir Richard Francis Burton

by Léopold Flameng, after Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton
etching, (circa 1872-1875)
NPG D38802


'The Wings of the Dove'

after Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton
photograph of painting, albumen print, (1830-1896)
NPG P1273(11b)

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