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Portrait of the Day: Lord Frederic Leighton

Past event archive
21 June 2019, 12:30

Room 24


  • Talks and Lectures

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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.