Only Connect - Frederic Leighton <> Joseph Joachim

How are these sitters connected?


Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, by George Frederic Watts, 1881 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton
by George Frederic Watts
1881
NPG 1049

Joseph Joachim, by Sir Leslie Ward, published in Vanity Fair 5 January 1905 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Joseph Joachim
by Sir Leslie Ward
published in Vanity Fair 5 January 1905
NPG 4930

The connection
The artist Lord Leighton’s studio in Holland Park was designed for the creation of art and the performance music; it was here that Leighton’s friend, the violinist Joseph Joachim, often played music by J.S. Bach.

Find out more about Leighton connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved


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