Frederic, Lord Leighton

1830 - 1896
Frederic, Baron Leighton of Stretton was a great admirer of Italian Renaissance painting and showed, for his time, an advanced appreciation of the early Italian painters, including Cimabue and Giotto. He drew heavily on 15th- and 16th-century sources in working on Cimabue's celebrated Madonna. Ironically, the altarpiece shown by Leighton (now in the Uffizi) is today recognised to be by Duccio, not Cimabue.

The vivid landscape oil sketches which Leighton made during much of his career, but rarely exhibited, are less well known than his large-scale figure paintings.

Related paintings

A View in Spain
Frederic, Lord Leighton
1866
A View in Spain
An Outcrop in the Campagna
Frederic, Lord Leighton
perhaps 1866
An Outcrop in the Campagna
Archway on the Palatine
Frederic, Lord Leighton
after 1859
Archway on the Palatine
Cimabue's Celebrated Madonna
Frederic, Lord Leighton
1853-5
Cimabue's Celebrated Madonna
Houses in Venice
Frederic, Lord Leighton
perhaps 1867
Houses in Venice
On the Coast, Isle of Wight
Frederic, Lord Leighton
perhaps 1860
On the Coast, Isle of Wight
The Villa Malta, Rome
Frederic, Lord Leighton
1860s
The Villa Malta, Rome
View in Capri
Frederic, Lord Leighton
perhaps 1859
View in Capri
Houses in Capri
Attributed to Frederic, Lord Leighton
perhaps 1859
Houses in Capri
 
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