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Painter, Genre Painter, b. 1852 - d. 1922

Edmund Blair Leighton (21 September 1852 – 1 September 1922) was an English painter of historical genre scenes, specializing in Regency and medieval subjects.
Leighton was the son of the artist Charles Blair Leighton. He was educated at University College School, before becoming a student at the Royal Academy Schools. He married Katherine Nash in 1885 and they went on to have a son and daughter. He exhibited annually at the Royal Academy from 1878 to 1920.[1]

Leighton was a fastidious craftsman, producing highly-finished, decorative pictures, displaying romanticized scenes with a popular appeal. It would appear that he left no diaries, and though he exhibited at the Royal Academy for over forty years, he was never an Academician or an Associate.

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        • Edmund Blair Leighton, Untitled (Courting Scene)
          Jun. 27, 2024

          Edmund Blair Leighton, Untitled (Courting Scene)

          Est: $2,000 - $3,000

          Edmund Blair Leighton Untitled (Courting Scene) oil on board 7.875 h x 6 w in (20 x 15 cm) Signed to lower left 'E.B.L.'. Provenance: Private Estate, Coachella Valley, CA | Private Collection This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

          Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
        • Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"
          Apr. 28, 2024

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"

          Est: $40 - $50

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed", 23.5 x 31.5, very good condition

          Bruce Teleky Inc.
        • Edmund Blair Leighton
          Apr. 25, 2024

          Edmund Blair Leighton

          Est: €30,000 - €40,000

          (London 1853–1922) "The Confessional", signed, dated E. Blair Leighton. 1886, oil on canvas, 119 x 92 cm, framed Provenance: From the artist to Lieutenant Colonel John Allen Bindley (1833–1914), Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire/Bournemouth, England, 1886; Private Collection, Italy. Exhibited: London, Royal Academy of Arts, 1886, no. 512. Catalogued in: A. Yockney, The Art Annual: The Art of E. Blair Leighton, London Virtue & Co, Christmas 1913, p. 28; The Modern School of Art, Volume VI, Cassell & Company, p. 54; A. Graves, The Royal Academy of Arts: A complete Dictionary of Contributors and their work from its foundation in 1769 to 1904, volume 5, p.29; Exhibition catalogue, Royal Academy of Arts, London 1886, p. 22, no. 512. We are grateful to Kara Lysandra Ross for kindly confirming the authenticity on the basis of high-resolution photographs. This work will be included in her forthcoming catalogue raisonné. "The Confessional" is an important rediscovery within Edmund Blair Leighton’s oeuvre. It was painted and exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1886 and has not appeared on the open market for many years. Edmund Blair Leighton was one of the late Victorian Romantics. He was a historical genre painter who found success with the classical and medieval subjects popular at the time. He attended evening classes at the South Kensington School of Art and at Heatherley’s School of Painting. He entered the Royal Academy in 1874, where he remained for five years. His subjects are derived from literary sources such as Shakespeare with medieval heroes and heroines as well as seventeenth and eighteenth-century scenes. In the present lot the viewer is positioned as a witness to the scene. The artist plays with the viewer’s emotions and the psychological tension is typical of his oeuvre. He exhibited annually at the Royal Academy from 1878 to 1920, and his most popular pictures were reproduced in photogravure.

          Dorotheum
        • Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"
          Apr. 07, 2024

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"

          Est: $40 - $50

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed", 23.5 x 31.5, very good condition

          Bruce Teleky Inc.
        • Edmund Blair Leighton - God Speed - 1990 Offset Lithograph 31.5" x 23.5"
          Mar. 26, 2024

          Edmund Blair Leighton - God Speed - 1990 Offset Lithograph 31.5" x 23.5"

          Est: $75 - $100

          "God Speed" by Edmund Blair Leighton, 1990 Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 31.5 x 23.5 inches, with an image size of 30 x 23.5 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. Additional details: Published by Icon Art, England.

          DUMBO Auctions
        • Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"
          Mar. 17, 2024

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"

          Est: $40 - $50

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed", 23.5 x 31.5, very good condition

          Bruce Teleky Inc.
        • Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"
          Feb. 25, 2024

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"

          Est: $40 - $50

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed", 23.5 x 31.5, very good condition

          Bruce Teleky Inc.
        • Edmund Blair Leighton - God Speed - 1990 Offset Lithograph 31.5" x 23.5"
          Feb. 13, 2024

          Edmund Blair Leighton - God Speed - 1990 Offset Lithograph 31.5" x 23.5"

          Est: $50 - $75

          "God Speed" by Edmund Blair Leighton, 1990 Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 31.5 x 23.5 inches, with an image size of 30 x 23.5 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. Additional details: Published by Icon Art, England.

          DUMBO Auctions
        • Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"
          Feb. 04, 2024

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"

          Est: $40 - $50

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed", 23.5 x 31.5, very good condition

          Bruce Teleky Inc.
        • Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"
          Jan. 21, 2024

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"

          Est: $40 - $50

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed", 23.5 x 31.5, very good condition

          Bruce Teleky Inc.
        • Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"
          Jan. 07, 2024

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"

          Est: $40 - $50

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed", 23.5 x 31.5, very good condition

          Bruce Teleky Inc.
        • Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"
          Dec. 17, 2023

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"

          Est: $40 - $50

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed", 23.5 x 31.5, very good condition

          Bruce Teleky Inc.
        • EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON (BRITISH, 1853-1922) Tristram and Isolde oil on panel
          Dec. 14, 2023

          EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON (BRITISH, 1853-1922) Tristram and Isolde oil on panel

          Est: $12,000 - $18,000

          EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON (BRITISH, 1853-1922) Tristram and Isolde oil on panel 6 x 10 ¾ in. (15.5 x 27.3 cm.)

          Christie's
        • Ubekendt kunstner (20. årh.), efter Edmund Blair Leighton (1853-1922)
          Dec. 09, 2023

          Ubekendt kunstner (20. årh.), efter Edmund Blair Leighton (1853-1922)

          Est: kr750 - kr1,500

          Kopi efter Lilac. Oprindeligt malet i 1901. Olie på plade. Usigneret. I forgyldt pragtramme af forgyldt træ og gezzo. Ramme fremstår med kraftige skader. Mange dele medfølger. 66 x 51. Rammemål 86 x 71 cm.

          Svendborg Auktionerne ApS
        • Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"
          Nov. 26, 2023

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"

          Est: $40 - $50

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed", 23.5 x 31.5, very good condition

          Bruce Teleky Inc.
        • Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"
          Nov. 12, 2023

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"

          Est: $40 - $50

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed", 23.5 x 31.5, very good condition

          Bruce Teleky Inc.
        • Edmund Blair Leighton (1853-1922): My Lady's Page
          Nov. 09, 2023

          Edmund Blair Leighton (1853-1922): My Lady's Page

          Est: $5,000 - $8,000

          Oil on canvas, signed with initials 'EBL' lower right, lined. 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in., 20 1/2 x 16 in. (frame). 

          STAIR
        • Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"
          Oct. 29, 2023

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"

          Est: $40 - $50

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed", 23.5 x 31.5, very good condition

          Bruce Teleky Inc.
        • Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"
          Oct. 15, 2023

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed"

          Est: $40 - $50

          Edmund Blair Leighton - "God Speed", 23.5 x 31.5, very good condition

          Bruce Teleky Inc.
        • AFTER EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON (English, 1852-1922). Lay thy sweet hand in mine and trust in me, Early 20th century lithograph. Plate sign
          Jul. 27, 2023

          AFTER EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON (English, 1852-1922). Lay thy sweet hand in mine and trust in me, Early 20th century lithograph. Plate sign

          Est: $100 - $200

          AFTER EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON (English, 1852-1922). Lay thy sweet hand in mine and trust in me, Early 20th century lithograph. Plate signed lower right hand corner. Framed. Not examined out of frame. - 21 x 15 in; frame: 29 x 23 in

          Sloans & Kenyon
        • EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON (BRITISH, 1852-1922) Devotion oil on canvas 13 3/8 x
          Jul. 13, 2023

          EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON (BRITISH, 1852-1922) Devotion oil on canvas 13 3/8 x

          Est: £10,000 - £15,000

          EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON (BRITISH, 1852-1922) Devotion oil on canvas 13 3/8 x 18 in. (34 x 45.7 cm.)

          Christie's
        • Framed Edmund Blair Leighton "The Accolade" Print - Queen Guenivere Knighting Sir Lancelot. Frame 94.5 x 68cm.
          May. 10, 2023

          Framed Edmund Blair Leighton "The Accolade" Print - Queen Guenivere Knighting Sir Lancelot. Frame 94.5 x 68cm.

          Est: -

          Framed Edmund Blair Leighton "The Accolade" Print - Queen Guenivere Knighting Sir Lancelot.

          Bargain Hunt Auctions
        • E. Blair Leighton, Launched in Life. Framed Print
          May. 04, 2023

          E. Blair Leighton, Launched in Life. Framed Print

          Est: $50 - $100

          E. Blair Leighton, Launched in Life. Framed Print. Framed and matted print of a masterful painting by E. Blair Leighton. Signed and titled, "Launched in Life". Provenance inscribed bottom right corner, "Copyright 1894 by Messers Arthur Tooth & Sons Publishers 5 & 6 Haymarket London and 295 Fifth Avenue New York and Messers Stiefold & Co Berlin. Printed in Berlin". Stamped bottom left with the official seal from Arthur Tooth Haymarket London and inscribed painted by E. Blair Leighton. A wedding scene of bride and groom with rowers and musicians on a gondola. Guests depart in the background from the church as they wait for their gondolas. The artist, Edmund Blair Leighton (1853-1922), contributed sixty-six pictures to the Royal Academy summer exhibitions and was widely known in his day. Today is name carries on in reproductions and is known amongst galleries

          5th Avenue Auctions
        • AFTER EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON (English, 1852-1922). Lay thy sweet hand in mine and trust in me, Early 20th century lithograph. Plate sign
          Apr. 27, 2023

          AFTER EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON (English, 1852-1922). Lay thy sweet hand in mine and trust in me, Early 20th century lithograph. Plate sign

          Est: $100 - $200

          AFTER EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON (English, 1852-1922). Lay thy sweet hand in mine and trust in me, Early 20th century lithograph. Plate signed lower right hand corner. Framed. Not examined out of frame. - 21 x 15 in; frame: 29 x 23 in

          Sloans & Kenyon
        • A Nibble
          Dec. 14, 2022

          A Nibble

          Est: £15,000 - £20,000

          A Vision of Arcadia – An Important English Private Collection Edmund Blair Leighton British 1852 - 1922 A Nibble signed with initials and dated 1914 lower left and with a two-page letter from the artist to the purchaser of the painting at the Red Cross sale attached to the reverse oil on panel Unframed: 29 by 25.5cm., 11½ by 10in. Framed: 50 by 47cm., 19½ by 18½in. Bid on Sotheby's

          Sotheby's
        • EDMOND BLAIR LEIGHTON ROI (BRITISH 1852-1922)
          Nov. 08, 2022

          EDMOND BLAIR LEIGHTON ROI (BRITISH 1852-1922)

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          EDMOND BLAIR LEIGHTON ROI (BRITISH 1852-1922) PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTON EDMOND BLAIR LEIGHTON ROI (BRITISH 1852-1922) A humourist of the XVIIIth (18th) Century initialed and dated E.B.L/85 (center right) inscribed and titled (on label attached to the reverse) oil on panel 21.5 x 27cm EXHIBITITED: The Dudley Gallery at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly. (The gallery was demolished in 1905)

          Chiswick Auctions
        • Edmund Blair Leighton - God Speed - 1990 Offset Lithograph 31.5" x 23.5"
          Aug. 30, 2022

          Edmund Blair Leighton - God Speed - 1990 Offset Lithograph 31.5" x 23.5"

          Est: $60 - $200

          "God Speed" by Edmund Blair Leighton, 1990 Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 31.5 x 23.5 inches, with an image size of 30 x 23.5 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. Additional details: Published by Icon Art, England.

          DUMBO Auctions
        • Edmund Blair Leighton - God Speed - Offset Lithograph 37.5" x 25"
          Jul. 19, 2022

          Edmund Blair Leighton - God Speed - Offset Lithograph 37.5" x 25"

          Est: $40 - $60

          "God Speed" by Edmund Blair Leighton, Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 37.5 x 25 inches, with an image size of 34 x 24 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. Additional details:

          DUMBO Auctions
        • EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON (BRITISH, 1852-1922) Devotion oil on canvas 13 3/8 x
          Jul. 15, 2022

          EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON (BRITISH, 1852-1922) Devotion oil on canvas 13 3/8 x

          Est: £12,000 - £18,000

          EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON (BRITISH, 1852-1922) Devotion oil on canvas 13 3/8 x 18 in. (34 x 45.7 cm.)

          Christie's
        • EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON, THE LETTER, 1921
          May. 04, 2022

          EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON, THE LETTER, 1921

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON (British, 1852 - 1922) THE LETTER, 1921 oil on canvas 51.0 x 36.0 cm signed with initials and dated lower left: E.B.L. 1921 PROVENANCE Joseph Brown Gallery, Melbourne (as ‘The Letter Writer’) Private collection, Victoria, acquired from the above in October 1988 

          Deutscher and Hackett
        • Edward Blair Leighton (1853-1922), ‘Where are you going my pretty Maid?’ & ‘Ways and Means’, oil on panel, a pair, 35 x 25cm.
          Mar. 08, 2022

          Edward Blair Leighton (1853-1922), ‘Where are you going my pretty Maid?’ & ‘Ways and Means’, oil on panel, a pair, 35 x 25cm.

          Est: £7,000 - £10,000

          Edward Blair Leighton (1853-1922) ‘Where are you going my pretty Maid?' & ‘Ways and Means' oil on panel, a pair initialled and dated 1902/1903,

          Gorringes
        • Edmund Blair Leighton (British 1853-1922), The Cliff Path
          Dec. 14, 2021

          Edmund Blair Leighton (British 1853-1922), The Cliff Path

          Est: £1,500 - £2,000

          Edmund Blair Leighton (British 1853-1922)The Cliff Path Oil on canvas Signed with initials and dated 93 (lower left)27 x 20cm (10½ x 7¾ in.)Provenance:Sale, Christie's, London, Victorian Pictures, 5 March 1993, lot 139Purchased from the above by the present owner

          Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
        • Edmund Blair Leighton Pre-Raphaelite painting
          Oct. 03, 2021

          Edmund Blair Leighton Pre-Raphaelite painting

          Est: $1,000 - $20,000

          Edmund Blair Leighton Pre-Raphaelite painting initialed LR. Water Color and Gouache on Paper mounted on board. Art Measures 10 x 10 Approx. Provenance: Bergan County NJ Collection. LAte 19th century

          Collective Hudson, LLC
        • Edmund Blair Leighton (British, 1852-1922) The Charity of Saint Elizabeth o
          Apr. 21, 2021

          Edmund Blair Leighton (British, 1852-1922) The Charity of Saint Elizabeth o

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          Edmund Blair Leighton (British, 1852-1922) The Charity of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary oil on panel 10 ½ x 8 in. (26.7 x 20.3 cm.)

          Christie's
        • Edmund Leighton (attrib), Pre-Raphaelite painting
          Dec. 09, 2020

          Edmund Leighton (attrib), Pre-Raphaelite painting

          Est: $300 - $500

          Attributed to Edmund Blair Leighton (British, 1853-1922)), Portrait of Two Angels, watercolor and gouache on paper glued to board, initialed EL lower right,10"h x 9.5"w (sheet)

          Millea Bros Ltd
        • Edmund Blair Leighton (London 1852-1922) The Appointed Time
          Jun. 23, 2020

          Edmund Blair Leighton (London 1852-1922) The Appointed Time

          Est: £6,000 - £8,000

          Edmund Blair Leighton (London 1852-1922) The Appointed Time signed with initials and dated 'E.B.L.90' (lower left) and further signed and inscribed '"The Appointed Time" / E. Blair Leighton / 7 Priory Road / Bedford Park / £80' (on an exhibition label attached to the reverse) oil on panel133⁄4 x 93⁄4 in. (34.9 x 24.8 cm.)

          Christie's
        • EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON EMBELISHED LITHOGRAPH
          Mar. 28, 2020

          EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON EMBELISHED LITHOGRAPH

          Est: $75 - $150

          Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922) Embellished lithograph. Measures 24" x 36" Size: 34" x 46" framed Condition: Very Fine.

          Manor Auctions
        • EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON EMBELISHED LITHOGRAPH
          Feb. 29, 2020

          EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON EMBELISHED LITHOGRAPH

          Est: $150 - $300

          Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922) Embellished lithograph. Measures 24" x 36" Size: 34" x 46" framed Condition: Very Fine.

          Manor Auctions
        • Attributed to Edmund Blair Leighton
          Feb. 01, 2020

          Attributed to Edmund Blair Leighton

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Archbishop Sharp, Gouache on cardboard, 26X20 cm. Signed with initials.

          Tiroche Auction House
        • Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922) A Favour oil on canvas 36 x 20 in. (91.5 x 50.9 cm.)
          Dec. 12, 2019

          Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922) A Favour oil on canvas 36 x 20 in. (91.5 x 50.9 cm.)

          Est: £15,000 - £25,000

          Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922) A Favour signed and dated 'E.BLAIR LEIGHTON. 1898.' (lower left) oil on canvas 36 x 20 in. (91.5 x 50.9 cm.)

          Christie's
        • Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922) Straying Thoughts oil on panel 10 x 12 7/8 in. (25.4 x 32.5 cm.)
          Dec. 12, 2019

          Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922) Straying Thoughts oil on panel 10 x 12 7/8 in. (25.4 x 32.5 cm.)

          Est: £7,000 - £10,000

          Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922) Straying Thoughts signed with initials and dated 'E.B.L./1913' (lower left, on the desk) oil on panel 10 x 12 7/8 in. (25.4 x 32.5 cm.)

          Christie's
        • AFTER LEIGHTON "GOD SPEED" OIL PAINTING, 40" X 30"
          Nov. 17, 2019

          AFTER LEIGHTON "GOD SPEED" OIL PAINTING, 40" X 30"

          Est: $300 - $500

          Framed oil painting on canvas, "God Speed" after the original painted by Edmund Blair Leighton (British, 1852-1922), sight: 39.5"h, 29.5"w, overall: 50.75"h, 40.5"w *Note: The original painting sold at Sotheby's, London in 2007 for approximately $780,000.* Start Price: $200.00

          Austin Auction Gallery
        • AFTER LEIGHTON "THE ACCOLADE" OIL PAINTING 48 X 36
          Nov. 17, 2019

          AFTER LEIGHTON "THE ACCOLADE" OIL PAINTING 48 X 36

          Est: $300 - $500

          Framed oil painting on canvas, "The Accolade," after the original painted by Edmund Blair Leighton (British, 1852-1922), sight: 47"h, 35"w, overall: 62"h, 50.5"w Start Price: $200.00

          Austin Auction Gallery
        • Edmund Blair Leighton (British, 1852-1922) My Lady Passeth By oil on canvas 67 x 43 ½ in. (170.2 x 110.5 cm.)
          Oct. 28, 2019

          Edmund Blair Leighton (British, 1852-1922) My Lady Passeth By oil on canvas 67 x 43 ½ in. (170.2 x 110.5 cm.)

          Est: $100,000 - $150,000

          Edmund Blair Leighton (British, 1852-1922) My Lady Passeth By signed and dated 'E. BLAIR LEIGHTON. 1914.' (lower left) oil on canvas 67 x 43 ½ in. (170.2 x 110.5 cm.)

          Christie's
        • Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922) - Sunday morning
          Dec. 11, 2018

          Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922) - Sunday morning

          Est: £10,000 - £15,000

          Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922) Sunday morning oil on panel 13 5/8 x 9 ¾ in. (34.6 x 24.7 cm.)

          Christie's
        • Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922)oil on cribbed panel"Two Strings to Her Bow"created in 1893initialed and dated lower left E.B.L...
          Oct. 27, 2018

          Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922)oil on cribbed panel"Two Strings to Her Bow"created in 1893initialed and dated lower left E.B.L...

          Est: $6,000 - $10,000

          Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922)oil on cribbed panel"Two Strings to Her Bow"created in 1893initialed and dated lower left E.B.L. 93same front door at the painting entitled "The Request"14" x 10"

          Nadeau's Auction Gallery
        • EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON | Off
          Jul. 12, 2018

          EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON | Off

          Est: £7,000 - £10,000

          oil on panel

          Sotheby's
        • EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON | Qui m'aime me suit (Who Loves Me Follows Me)
          May. 22, 2018

          EDMUND BLAIR LEIGHTON | Qui m'aime me suit (Who Loves Me Follows Me)

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          oil on panel

          Sotheby's
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