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LEIGHTON, Frederic (1830 - 1896), Painter, sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LEIGHTON, Frederic (1830 - 1896), Painter, sculptor

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 3 December 1830, in Scarborough; died 25 January 1896, in London.

Painter, sculptor. History painting, mythological subjects, portraits.

[not available online]Born into a privileged family, Frederic Leighton was able to devote himself to an artistic career, and to travel a great deal. He began his studies in Italy, and worked in Rome with F. Meli from 1840. Aged 14, while

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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