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Leighton House Museum

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Interior View, Leighton House Museum
©Will Pryce, Image courtesy of Leighton House Museum, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Interior View, Leighton House Museum

Interior View, Leighton House Museum
©Will Pryce, Image courtesy of Leighton House Museum, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Interior View, Leighton House Museum

Interior View, Leighton House Museum
Kevin Moran, Photo: Kevin Moran

Interior View, Leighton House Museum

Built to the exact specifications of artist Frederic Lord Leighton, the Leighton House Museum is a remarkable example of Victorian architecture and taste. The house features an extraordinary "Arab Hall" lined with Islamic tiles as well as Leighton’s vast painting studio and extensive examples of work by the painter and his contemporaries. A highlight of the collection is Clytie, Leighton’s final work, that has been described as "one of the last major statements of High Victorian art".

Image: © MAK/Katrin Wißkirchen

Collection Highlights


‘Orpheus & Eurydice “But give them me – the mouth, the eyes, the brows”,’ c. 1864

Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton of Stretton

‘Orpheus & Eurydice “But give them me – the mouth, the eyes, the brows”,’ c. 1864
'La Nanna,' (Pavonia) 1859.

Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton of Stretton

'La Nanna,' (Pavonia) 1859.
'The Death of Brunelleschi,' 1852.

Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton of Stretton

'The Death of Brunelleschi,' 1852.
‘Bianca,’ c. 1881

Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton of Stretton

‘Bianca,’ c. 1881
‘Clytie,’ c. 1895

Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton of Stretton

‘Clytie,’ c. 1895
Leighton House Museum: Collection Highlights
‘Orpheus & Eurydice “But give them me – the mouth, the eyes, the brows”,’ c. 1864
Image courtesy of Leighton House Museum, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton of Stretton

‘Orpheus & Eurydice “But give them me – the mouth, the eyes, the brows”,’ c. 1864
'La Nanna,' (Pavonia) 1859.
Image courtesy of Leighton House Museum, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton of Stretton

'La Nanna,' (Pavonia) 1859.
'The Death of Brunelleschi,' 1852.
Image courtesy of Leighton House Museum, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton of Stretton

'The Death of Brunelleschi,' 1852.
‘Bianca,’ c. 1881
Image courtesy of Leighton House Museum, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton of Stretton

‘Bianca,’ c. 1881
‘Clytie,’ c. 1895
Image courtesy of Leighton House Museum, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton of Stretton

‘Clytie,’ c. 1895

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