Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton(1830-1896), Painter; President of the Royal Academy; ex-officio Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 59 portraits
Artist associated with 8 portraits
Frederic Leighton was one of Victorian Britain’s most renowned painters. 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.
by Henry Jamyn Brooks
oil on canvas, 1889
- All paintings by this artist on the Art UK website
- Blue plaque, Leighton House, 12 Holland Park Road, Holland Park, London W14 8LZ
- Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Leighton House Art Gallery & Museum, London
- Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
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