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Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

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Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, by David Wilkie Wynfield, 1860s - NPG P77 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

by David Wilkie Wynfield
albumen print, 1860s
7 3/4 in. x 6 3/8 in. (197 mm x 161 mm)
Purchased, 1929
Primary Collection
NPG P77


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  • David Wilkie Wynfield (1837-1887), Painter and photographer. Artist associated with 34 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Leighton trained in Frankfurt and Florence before moving to Paris from where he sent his monumental painting Cimabue's Madonna is Carried in Procession through the Streets of Florence, to the Royal Academy exhibition of 1855. One of the most important artists of the later Victorian period, he was elected President of the Royal Academy in 1878, and became one of the most revered holders of the office. In this photograph by David Wilkie Wynfield, Leighton is wearing Renaissance costume similar to that seen on the male model in his 1864 painting Golden Hours.

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  • NPG P93: Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton (from same negative)

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