Lord Frederick Leighton

March 9, 2008

http://myspace.com/artist7 introduced me to a new painter.
I must say I’m blown away!

Lord Frederick Leighton was born in 1830 in Scarborough, England. His family travelled extensively during his youth and he gained his general education and training in Rome, Frankfurt and Florence While he was still abroad, his first Royal Academy exhibit, Cimabue’s celebrated Madonna carried in procession through the streets of Florence was bought by Queen Victoria, giving initial royal patronage to a long and successful career. XOXO D.