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Lot 1184: Lord Frederic Leighton "To Sleep" Oil Painting

Est: $800 USD - $1,200 USDPassed
Morgan AuctionsMay 26, 2024Egg Harbor Township, NJ, US

Item Overview

Description

Lord Frederic Leighton (1830-1896), full name Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton, was a British painter, sculptor, and prominent figure in the Victorian art world. He is known for his exquisite and meticuloly crafted works, often depicting classical and historical subjects. Here are some key points about Lord Frederic Leighton:1. **Early Life and Education**: Frederic Leighton was born in Scarborough, England, and showed an early interest in art. He studied in vario European cities, including Florence and Rome, where he was exposed to classical and Renaissance art, which greatly influenced his style.2. **Classical Themes**: Leighton's art often featured classical and historical themes, including scenes from mythology, ancient history, and literature. He had a deep admiration for the idealized beauty and grace of classical art.3. **Academic Influences**: He was associated with the Academic art tradition, which emphasized precise draftsmanship and classical aesthetics. His commitment to meticulo craftsmanship is evident in his paintings.4. **Sculpture**: In addition to painting, Leighton was a skilled sculptor. He created several notable sculptures during his career, including the famo "Athlete Wrestling with a Python," which was displayed at the Royal Academy in London.5. **President of the Royal Academy**: Leighton was elected as the President of the Royal Academy in 1878, a position he held until his death. His leadership played a significant role in shaping the British art establishment during the late 19th century.6. **Arab Hall**: Leighton's London home, known as Leighton Hoe Meum, is a work of art in itself. He designed the Arab Hall within the hoe, which is adorned with intricate mosaics and Islamic tiles collected during his travels.7. **Awards and Honors**: Leighton received numero awards and honors during his lifetime, including being knighted in 1878 and later being made a baron. He was also elected as a member of the Royal Academy.8. **Legacy**: Lord Frederic Leighton is celebrated for his mastery of technique and his contributions to the Victorian art world. His art reflects the Victorian fascination with classical themes and aesthetics, while his meticulo attention to detail and rich color palettes are hallmarks of his work.9. **Death**: Leighton passed away in 1896, and he was buried in St Paul's Cathedral, London, an honor reserved for eminent individuals.10. **Influence**: Leighton's legacy extends beyond his own art. His role as President of the Royal Academy and his commitment to academic principles had a lasting impact on British art education and the art world in general.Lord Frederic Leighton's dedication to classical ideals and his exceptional talent for creating beautiful and emotionally resonant works of art have earned him a lasting place in the history of British art. His paintings continue to be admired and studied by art enthiasts and scholars worldwide.
Sold "after' Leighton.
Oil on canvas.
Measures 20 x 24.

Artist or Maker

Condition Report

Good condition. No major rips, tears, etc.

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Auction Details

Morgan Auctions End of May Sale

by
Morgan Auctions
May 26, 2024, 10:00 AM EST

2547 Fire Road Suite B2, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, 08234, US

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