Artist – Principal Works By Lord Leighton

THE important works exhibited by Leighton in public galleries number about two hundred and seventy. Many small landscape sketches, painted during his travels, and studies for finished pictures were never exhibited during his lifetime. These either remain in Leighton House on exhibition to-day, or were sold at auction after his death. Many of his large pictures have passed into private collections and become widely scattered, and in many instances the whereabouts are unknown at the present time. Therefore it seems best first to give a list of those works which are in public collections and secondly a list of the most important works in private collections, without giving the names of the owners.


ENGLAND. BIRMINGHAM, MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY: A Condottière —HAMPJSHIRE, LYNDHURST CHURCH: (Fresco) The Wise and Foolish Virgins— LEEDS, GALLERY: Return of Persephone —LEICESTER, GALLERY: Prometheus on Pegasus with the Gorgon’s Head–LIVERPOOL, WALKER ART GALLERY: Elijah in the Wilderness—LONDON, BURLINGTON HOUSE, DIPLOMA GALLERY: St. Jerome —LONDON, LEIGHTON HOUSE: Clytemnestra watching for the Return of Agamemnon; Innumerable sketches and studies for finished pictures—LONDON, NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY: Portrait of Sir Richard Burton (Plate v) —LONDON, ROYAL EXCHANGE: (Fresco) Phoenicians bartering with Britons—LONDON, TATE GALLERY: The Bath of Psyche (Plate III); And the Sea gave up the Dead which were in it (Plate Ix); (Bronze statue) Athlete struggling with a Python; (Bronze statue) The Sluggard— LONDON, VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM: (Two lunettes in fresco) Industrial Arts as applied to War, Industrial Arts as applied to Peace—MANCHESTER GALLERY: The Last Watch of Hero, with a Predella, Leander; Captive Andromache (Plate vi)—GERMANY. FRANKFORT, STEINLE INSTITUTE: Othello and Desdemona—ITALY. FLORENCE, UFFIZI: Portrait of Himself—UNITED STATES. NEW YORK, METROPOLITAN MUSEUM: Lachrymas (Plate vu); Lucia; An Odalisque.


PORTRAIT of Himself; Cimabue finding Giotto in the Fields of Florence; Duel between Romeo and Tybalt; Death of Brunelleschi; The Pest in Florence; A Persian Pedlar; Portrait of Miss Laing; Cimabue’s Madonna carried in Procession through the Streets of Florence; Reconciliation of the Montagues and Capulets; Triumph of Music; Salome, Daughter of Herodias; The Mermaid; County Paris claims his Bride; Pan; Nymph with Cupid; Sunny Hours: La Nanna; Samson and Delilah; Capri, Sunrise; Portrait of Mrs. Sutherland-Orr; Portrait of J. H. Walker; Paolo e Francesca; A Dream; Lieder ohne Worte; Capri-Paganos; The Star of Bethlehem; The Sisters; The Duet; Michael Angelo nursing his Dying Servant; Sea-echoes; Eucharis; Dante in Exile; Orpheus and Eurydice; Golden Hours; Portrait of Miss L. I’ Anson; David; Helen of Troy; Portrait of Mrs. J. Guthrie; Portrait of the Countess of Carlisle; Syracusan Bride leading Wild Beasts in Procession to the Temple of Diana; Greek Girls dancing; Venus disrobing for the Bath; Portrait of Mrs. J. H. Walker; Ariadne abandoned by Theseus; Portrait of J. Martineau; Portrait of Mrs. S. P. Cockerell; Daedalus and Icarus; Electra at the Tomb of Agamemnon; Helios and Rhodes; A Nile Woman; Herakles wrestling with Death for the Body of Alcestis (Plate I); Cleoboulos instructing his Daughter Cleo-bouline; Greek Girls picking up Pebbles by the Seashore; Summer Moon; Portrait of Rt. Hon. E. Ryan; Moretti; Egyptian Slinger; Little Fatima; Antique Juggling Girl; Interior Grand Mosque, Damascus; Portrait of Mrs. H. E. Gordon; The Daphnephoria (Plate x); The Music Lesson (Plate Iv); Portrait of Miss Mabel Mills; Portrait of H. E. Gordon; Nausicaa; Winding the Skein; Portrait of Miss Ruth Stewart-Hodgson; Neruccia; Portrait of Signor Giovanni Costa; Portrait of the Countess Brownlow; The Light of the Harem; The Sister’s Kiss; The Nymph of the Dargle; Elisha raising the Son of the Shulamite; An Idyll, Whispers; Bianca; Viola; Portrait of Mrs. Stephen Ralli; Portrait of Mrs. A. Sartoris; Day-Dreams, Phryne at Eleusis; Wedded; (Frieze) The Dance; Memories; Portrait of Miss N. Joachim; Cymon and Iphigenia (Plate II); Letty.; (Frieze) Music; Serenely wandering in Trance of Sober Thought; Phoebe; Portrait of Mrs. A. Hitchins;Portrait of Lady Sibyl Primrose; Design for ceiling for music-room; Portrait of Amy, Lady Coleridge; Portraits of the Misses Stewart-Hodgson; Sibyl; Invocation, Greek Girls playing at Ball (Plate vus), Portrait of Mrs. F. A. Lucas; Solitude; ‘Tragic Poetess; Perseus and Andromeda; Portrait of A. B. Freeman-Mitford; The Gar-den of the Hesperides; A Bacchante; At the Fountain; Phryne at the Bath; Hit; Farewell, Atalanta; Corinna of Tanagra; Rizpah; The Frigidarium; The Spirit of the Summit; Fatidica; The Bracelet; Summer Slumber; Flaming June, Miss Dorothy Dene; Candida; A Fair Persian; A Vestal; Clyde.



ATKINSON, J. B. and others. English Painters of the Present Day. London, 1871 ATKINSON, J. B. The Modern German School. London, 1902 – BARRINGTON, MRS. R. The Life, Letters, and Work of Frederic Leighton. New York, 1906—BARRIBGTON, MRS. R. Catalogue of Leighton House. London. [Printed privately.] BAYLiss, SIR W. Five Great Painters of the Victorian Era. London, 1902—BLANC, C. Les Artistes de mon temps. Paris, 1876—BRYAN, M. Dictionary of Painters and En-gravers. London, 1905 — Catalogue, Winter Exhibition, Burlington House. Works of Lord Leighton. London, 1897 – CHESN EAU, E. The English School of Painting. Translated by L. N. Etherington. London, 1885 —COCKERELL, S. P. Drawings and Studies of Lord Leighton. London, 1898 —COOK, E. T. A Handbook to the Tate Gallery. London, 1898-COSTA, G. Notes on Lord Leighton. [Printed privately.] CREST, L. The National Portrait Gallery. New York — DALZIEL BROS. Bible Gallery. Illustrated by F. Leighton and others. London, 1880—DALZIEL BROS. A Record of Fifty Years’ Work in Conjunction with Many of the Most Distinguished Artists of the Period 1840-90. London, 1901 —DILKE, LADY E. F. (formerly Mrs. Mark Paulson.) Sir Frederic Leighton [in Illustrated Biographies of Modern Artists, Published under the direction of F. G. Dumas]. Paris, 1882 —Encyclopaedia Brittanica. Edinburgh, 1878 — FRITH ,W. P. My Autobiography and Reminiscences. London, 1887—HAMERTON ,P. G. Art Essays. New York, 1880— HARTLEY, C. G. Pictures in the Tate Gallery. New York, 1905-HODGSON, J. E. Fifty Years of British Art. London, 1887 -LANG, A. Sir Frederic Leighton. London, 1884—Leighton, F. Presidential Address. Liverpool Art Congress. London, 1888—LEIGHTON, F. Address on Spanish Art. London, 1889—LEIGHTON, F. Addresses to the Students of the Royal Academy. London, 1896— MAC-Conn, D. S. Nineteenth-Century Art. Glasgow, 1902 – MILLAIS, J. G. Life and Letters of Sir J. E. Millais. London, 1899 — MONK HOUSE, C. British Contemporary Artists. New York, 1899-MUTHER, R. The History of Modern Painting. London, 1896-POYNTER, SIR E. J. Ten Lectures on Art. London, 1879-POYNTER, SIR E. J. Decorative Art Lectures. London, 1882 —POYNTER, SIR E. J. Lectures on Art. London, 1897 —PRINSEP, C. V. Lectures to Students of the Royal Academy. London,1902

QUILTER, H. Preferences in Art. London, 1892—RICHMOND, SIR W. B. Leighton, a Lecture. London, 1898 — ROSSETTI, D. G. Letters to W. Allingham. London, 1897 RHYS, E. Sir Frederic Leighton, with prefatory essay by F. G, Stephens. London, 1895 —RHYS, E. Frederic, Lord Leighton. London, 1900—RUSKIN, J. Notes on Pictures. London, 1855—RUSKIN, J. The Art of England. Orpington, 1884—SARTOR’S; MRS. A. A Week in a French Country House, with two illustrations by F. Leighton. London, 1902—SCHADOW, J. G. The Sculptor’s and Art Student’s Guide. Translated by J. J. Wright. London, 1880—SIZERANNE, R. de la. English Contemporary Art. Translated by H. M. Poynter. New York, 1898—STALEY, E. Lord Leighton of Stretton [in Bell Series of Art Monographs]. London, 1906 —SWINBURNE, A. C. Essays and Studies. London, 1875 —TEMPLE, A. G. Modern English Art. London, 1895 — TEMPLE, A. G. The Art of Painting in the Queen’s Reign. London, 1897 — VAN DYKE, J. C. A History of Painting. New York, 1899 — WALDSTEIN, C. Art in the Nineteenth Century. Cam-bridge, 1903 — WILLIAMSON, G. C. Frederic, Lord Leighton. London, 1902 — WYZEWA, T. de. Les Peintres de Jadis et d’Aujour d’hui. Paris, 1903.


AS with Whistler, much criticism has appeared in magazine articles upon Lord Leighton, especially in 1896, the year of his death. We give only the most important articles. A complete list can be made by consulting the Indices to Periodical Literature in any library.

ACADEMY, 1896: F. Wedmore; Sketch of Lord Frederic Leighton—AMERICAN ARCHITECT, 1897: S. Beale; Works of Lord Leighton at the Royal Academy Win-ter Exhibition—ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, 1896: R. Sturgis; Review of Rhys’ Sir Frederic Leighton—ART JOURNAL, 1880: J. B. Atkinson; Picture, The Arts of War—ATHENIEUM, 1896: Anonymous; Studies of Lord Leighton. 1896: Anonymous; A Sketch of Lord Leighton. 1898: Anonymous; Drawings and Studies of Lord Leighton in Pencil, Chalk, and Other Material—BELGRAVIA, 1896: M. Dean; A Sketch of Lord Leighton—BIBLICAL WORLD, 1898: J. P. Lennox; Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, a Painting—CHAMBERS JOURNAL, 1903: W. W. Fenn; Recollections of Sir Frederic Leighton — CORNHILL, 1897: G. Costa; Notes on Lord Leighton— COSMOPOLITAN, 1896: G. Campbell; Frederic, Lord Leighton — ECLECTIC MAGAZINE, 1897: Mrs. R. Barrington; Sketches by Lord Leighton— EDUCATION, 1900: F. B. Sawvel; Dante’s Dream and Captive Andromache — ENGLISH ILLUSTRATED, 1896: W. Meynell; Minor Memories of Lord Frederic Leighton — FORTNIGHTLY, 1897: H. H. Statham; Lord Leigh-ton and Watts: Two Ideals in Art — Goon WORDS, 1899: W. Bayliss; Lord Leighton the Painter of the Gods — HARPER’ S BAZAAR, 1896: A. Hoeber; Lord Leighton, Painter of Fair Women—LIPPINCOTT’S, 1893: V. Butler; Lord Leighton—LITTELL’S LIVING AGE, 1896: S. P. Cockerell; Drawings of Lord Leighton— MAGAZINE OF ART, 1878 and 1879: H. S. Wilson; Sir Frederic Leighton. ’891: W. Meynell; Many Moods of Lord Leighton. 1891: W. Meynell; House of Lord Leighton in Holland Park Road 1896: M. H. Spielmann; Sketch of Lord Leighton. 1896: J. Ward; Lord Leighton and His South Kensington Frescoes. 1897: A. L. Baldry; Sketches by Lord Leighton. 1899: L. F. Day; Review of Rhys’ Frederic, Lord Leighton. 1899: Mrs. R. Barrington; Lord Leighton’s House and What It Contains— MONTHLY ILLUSTRATOR, 1896: G. Cranmer; The Passing of a Master—NATION, 1897: E. R. Pennell; Lord Leighton and Watts—NATIONAL REVIEW, 1897: Mrs. R. Barrington; Sketches by Lord Leighton—NINETEENTH CENTURY, 1896: W. B. Richmond; Lord Leighton and His Art. 1896: S. P. Cockerell; Drawings by Lord Leighton—PORTFOLIO, 1870: J. B. Atkinson; Sir Frederic Leighton. 1875: P. G. Harnerton; Technical Note on Sir Frederic Leighton — SATURDAY REVIEW, 1897: D. S. M.; Lord Leighton and Academicism —SCRIBNER, 1896: C. Monkhouse; Lord Leighton—SEWANEE, 1899: G. White; Art of Lord Leighton — STUDIO, 1888: Anonymous; Sir Frederic Leighton. 1893: Anonymous; Lord Leighton as a Modeller in Clay. 1897: Anonymous,; Drawings and Studies of Lord Leighton. 1899: Anonymous; Studies by Lord Leighton.