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Frederic Leighton

English Victorian Neo-Classical painter, sculptor and draughtstman born in Scarborough (1830) and died in London (1896), aged 66

Acquaintances

Jean-François Millet French Barbizon School painter

Eugene Delacroix French Romantic painter

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875) French painter

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) French Neo-Classical draughtstman and painter

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Eduard Von Steinle German Nazarenes painter

George Lance English painter

Giovanni Costa Italian painter

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Alfred Gilbert (1854-1934) English New Sculpture painter, goldsmith and sculptor

George Frederick Watts (1817-1904) English Symbolist sculptor and painter

George Elgar Hicks (1824-1914) English Victorian painter

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) Dutch Victorian Neo-Classical painter

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Alexandra Leighton English writer

1855

Frederick Leighton's Cimabue's Celebrated Madonna is shown at the Royal Academy exhibition, where concerns about its size are expressed by the Hanging Committee.

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1855

Frederic Leighton lives in Paris.

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1857

2 years, 1 day later

Frederic Leighton makes his first trip to Africa, visiting Algeria.

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1860

3 years later

Frederic Leighton moves to London.

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1860

October 5

on Friday

9 months, 8 days later

Frederic Leighton enrols with the first group to join the 38th Middlesex (Artists) Rifle volunteers (later to be known as The Artists Rifles).

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The moon was waning gibbous that night.

1860

December 12

on Wednesday

2 months, 8 days later

Frederic Leighton writes to his mother: "though Ruskin stayed about three hours and was altogether very pleasant, he did not say anything that I could quote about my paintings. He was immensely struck by my drawing of a lemon-tree, and was generally complementary, or rather, respectful, that is more his genre." ('Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton', p55-6)

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John Ruskin (1819-1900), aged 41: poet; draughtstman; art critic

1861

20 days later

Frederic Leighton designs Elizabeth Barrett Browning's tomb for Robert Browning in the English Cemetery, Florence.

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1864

3 years later

Frederic Leighton becomes an Associate of the Royal Academy.

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1864

Frederic Leighton purchases a plot of land near Holland Park and begins work on his house.

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1868

4 years, 1 day later

Frederic Leighton makes a further visit to Egypt, followed by a tour of the country in the company of Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805-1894) the originator, and the prime mover in the construction of the Suez Canal.

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1868

Frederic Leightonbecomes a Royal Academy Academician.

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1869

1 year, 1 day later

Frederic Leighton is promoted to Major in The Artist's Rifles.

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1869

January 6

on Wednesday

5 days later

Captain Leighton is elected to command The Artists Rifles by a general meeting of the Corps.

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The moon was in the last quarter that night.

1873

3 years, 12 months, 1 day later

Frederic Leighton again travels to Egypt.

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1875

2 years later

Frederic Leighton is promoted Lieutenant Colonel of The Artist's Rifles.

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1877

2 years, 1 day later

The Arab Hall of the house of Frederic Leighton is constructed. It is inspired by a twelfth century Arab-Norman palace called La Zisa in Palermo, Sicily.

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1878

1 year later

Frederic Leighton is made a Knight Bachelor.

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1878

Frederic Leighton is made an Officer of the Légion d'honneur.

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1878

Frederic Leighton is elected President of the Royal Academy.

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1886

8 years, 2 days later

Frederic Leighton is created a baronet in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.

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1889

3 years, 1 day later

Frederic Leighton is made an Associate member of the Institute of France.

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1896

January 24

on Friday

7 years, 24 days later

Frederic Leighton is created a baron in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

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The moon was waxing gibbous that night.

1896

February 3

on Monday

10 days later

The funeral of Frederic Leighton is held. His coffin is carried into St Paul's Cathedral, past a guard of honour formed by The Artists Rifles.

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