Painter and sculptor Frederic, Lord Leighton is one of the foremost artists of the Victorian classical school. His masterpieces featuring mythological subjects are thought to be the inspiration behind the nineteenth-century craze for all things Greek. This monograph includes more than one hundred beautiful reproductions of Leighton's work along with an exploration of the role that classicism played in his paintings. In addition to his art, the book examines the architectural wonders of Leighton House, the artist's opulent Victorian residence in London.
MARGOT TH. BRANDLHUBER is a curator at the Museum Villa Stuck, Munich. CHRISTOPHER NEWALL is a curator, writer and lecturer on art. ELIZABETH PRETTEJOHN is Professor of History of Art at the University of Bristol. She is the author of several books on art including Art for Art's Sake: Aestheicism in Victorian Painting from 2007. DANIEL ROBBINS is Senior Curator with the Museums of the Royal Borough od Kensington & Chelsea in London responsible for Leighton House Museum and Linley Sambourne House. REENA SULEMAN is Curator of Collections and Research at Leighton House Museum.