Russell Ash Lord Leighton

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Lord Leighton

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Frederick, Lord Leighton (1830-1896) was one of the most respected artists of his day. He was a leading exponent of what has latterly been described as "sentimental classicism", a style that drew together traces of the ancient classical traditions of Greece and Rome, with the moral idealism and emotional content typical of much Victorian art. In Leighton's work the rich, jewel-like colours of the Pre-Raphaelite circle are evident, as are the flowing lines and arabesques of the Symbolist school. These differing influences combine in Leighton's art to produce sensuously coloured, often erotically charged paintings, best characterized by his masterpiece "Flaming June". His painting and sculpture were much admired in his lifetime, and he was rewarded with presidency of the Royal Academy and honoured by being the first artist to be granted an English peerage. His work is well distributed in important galleries around the world, and many of his works are displayed at Leighton House, now a museum in London's Holland Park. This monograph is published to celebrate the centenary of the artist's death.

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Ash adds to his series of slim but lavish monographs on nineteenth-century British artists (previous subjects include Alma-Tadema, Burne-Jones, and Tissot) an album of 40 images painted by Frederic Leighton (1830^-96), the punctilious wealthy bachelor whose first great success came when Queen Victoria bought his Cimabue's Celebrated Madonna (1853^-55) because "Albert was enchanted with it." Besides that painting about a painter, the 40 selections include many on mythological and biblical subjects, some portraits and idealized domestic scenes (e.g., Mother and Child and Sisters, recently auctioned for 480,000--proof that Victorian taste is once again fashionable), and a lovely gardenscape that, despite its more meticulously drawn realism, may remind many Americans of their beloved French impressionists. The plates, as in Ash's other offerings, are well printed on big (11-by-14-inch) pages, with generous notes on facing pages. Ray Olson

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