Frederic Leighton was one of the greatest British painters of the Victorian artistic Renaissance, and this book is an appreciation of his achievement in 19th-century art. It covers his life and work, from his European upbringing and training to his work as President of the Royal Academy. Leighton created grand and elaborate figurative paintings, covering a range of mythological, historical and literary subjects. He combined an academic style with a sensual portrayal of vigour, movement, colour and light. Christopher Newall is the author of "Society Portraits" and "Victorian Watercolours".
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Descripción Phaidon Press Ltd, 1990. Estado de conservación: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Nº de ref. de la librería 5615463
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Descripción Phiadon, Oxford, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: About Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: About Fine. First Edition. 4to. Hardcover in complete dj.144pp. 103 illustrations, 42 of them in colour. Nº de ref. de la librería 008881
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Descripción Phaidon Press Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition Book and wrapper in very good condition.Clean contents and boards.Booth have tiny indent on side edge, and creasing to base corners.Wrapper has tiny piece missing from base spine. Heavy book which will cost extra to post outside UK. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-16951723714
Descripción Oxford Phaidon Press Limited, 1990. 24,5 x 28,5 cm. Geb. mit SU. 144 S. 61 S/W Abb. und 42 farbige. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050. Nº de ref. de la librería 60489
Descripción Phaidon - Oxford - - 1st Edition, 1990. VG/VG - A very good, large format hardback in an excellent unclipped d/w. Beautiful illustrations in b&w and colour. Heavy, so please check postage costs with us. Nº de ref. de la librería 55454
Descripción Phaidon, Oxford, 1990 First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 1990. 4to. pp 144. Copiously illustrated in colour and black and white throughout. ISBN: 0714825689 VG+/VG. Nº de ref. de la librería A32761
Descripción Phaidon/Phaidon Universe, Oxford/New York, 1990. 24.5cm x 29cm. First Eidtion. Oxford/New York, Phaidon/Phaidon Universe, 1990. 24.5cm x 29cm. 144 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Excellent, close to new condition with only minor signs of wear. From the library of Margot Fonteyn-photographer and artist Keith Money. With one annotation in pencil. Includes for Example: The Outsider 1855- 1864. The Academician 1864- 1878. The President of the Royal Academy 1878-1896. Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton PRA (3 December 1830 – 25 January 1896), known as Sir Frederic Leighton, Bt, between 1886 and 1896, was an English painter and sculptor. His works depicted historical, biblical and classical subject matter. Leighton was bearer of the shortest-lived peerage in history; after only one day his hereditary peerage ended with his death. Leighton was born in Scarborough to a family in the import and export business. He was educated at University College School, London. He then received his artistic training on the European continent, first from Eduard Von Steinle and then from Giovanni Costa. When in Florence, aged 24, where he studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti, he painted the procession of the Cimabue Madonna through the Borgo Allegri. He lived in Paris from 1855 to 1859, where he met Ingres, Delacroix, Corot and Millet. In 1860, he moved to London, where he associated with the Pre-Raphaelites. He designed Elizabeth Barrett Browning's tomb for Robert Browning in the English Cemetery, Florence in 1861. In 1864 he became an associate of the Royal Academy and in 1878 he became its President (1878–96). His 1877 sculpture, Athlete Wrestling with a Python, was considered at its time to inaugurate a renaissance in contemporary British sculpture, referred to as the New Sculpture. His paintings represented Britain at the great 1900 Paris Exhibition. Leighton was knighted at Windsor in 1878, and was created a baronet, of Holland Park Road in the Parish of St Mary Abbots, Kensington, in the County of Middlesex, eight years later. He was the first painter to be given a peerage, in the New Year Honours List of 1896. The patent creating him Baron Leighton, of Stretton in the County of Shropshire, was issued on 24 January 1896; Leighton died the next day of angina pectoris. Leighton remained a bachelor and rumours of his having an illegitimate child with one of his models in addition to the supposition that Leighton may have been homosexual continue to be debated today. He certainly involved a close relationship with Henry Greville[disambiguation needed], but Leighton left no diaries and his letters are telling in their lack of reference to his personal circumstances. No definite primary evidence has yet come to light that effectively dispels the secrecy that Leighton built up around himself. After his death his Barony was extinguished after existing for only a day; this is a record in the Peerage. His house in Holland Park, London has been turned into a museum, the Leighton House Museum. It contains a number of his drawings and paintings, as well as some of his sculptures (including Athlete Wrestling with a Python). The house also features many of Leighton's inspirations, including his collection of Iznik tiles. Its centrepiece is the magnificent Arab Hall. The Hall is featured in issue ten of Cornucopia. Leighton was an enthusiastic volunteer soldier, enrolling with the first group to join the 38th Middlesex (Artists) Rifle Volunteers (later to be known as The Artists Rifles) on 5th October 1860. His qualities of leadership were immediately identified and he was promoted to command A Company within a few months. On 6th January 1869 Captain Leighton was elected to command The Artists Rifles by a general meeting of the Corps. In the same year he was promoted to Major and in 1875 to Lieutenant Colonel. Leighton resigned as Commanding Officer in 1883. The painter James Whistler famously described the then, Sir Frederic Leighton, the Commanding Officer of The Artists Rifles, as the: "Colonel. Nº de ref. de la librería 618BB