Lord Frederic Leighton

1830 1896

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Biography

 

Frederic, Lord Leighton was to become the leader of the Victorian neo-classical painters and the central pillar of the Victorian art establishment. He was knighted in 1878, made a baronet in 1886, and raised to the peerage in 1896 he remains the only English artist ever to have been accorded this honour.