Group    From 1896 

Leighton Fund

Categories: Art, Benefactor

Group

Originated as the bequest left by Lord Leighton in 1896. Bob Speel provides some useful information about what the fund has bought.

The newspaper article quoted at Sloane Square fountain contains: "... Leighton Fund, a trust founded by two sisters of Lord Leighton, a former president of the Royal Academy, for the purpose of placing pictures and other works of art in or near public buildings."

This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Leighton Fund

Creations i

Burlington House courtyard - Joshua Reynolds

{On the pedestal, at the front:} Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1723 - 1792 First Pre...

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Charles II - Sloane Square

{Running around the urn near the top:} Sweet Thames run softly till I end my ...

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Nell Gwynne - Sloane Square

She's manipulating a fan but meanwhile, unnoticed by Nell, her dress has slip...

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Other Subjects

Thomas Girtin

Thomas Girtin

Water-colour painter.  Born Great Bandy Leg Walk, Southwark but brought up in the City.  Worked alongside Turner as a copyist 1794 to 1797.  Toured Britain painting local views.  1802 Girtin painte...

Person, Art

1 memorial
Islington Art Society

Islington Art Society

Formed as the Islington Art Circle in 1941 by A. E. Hickman-Smith and on his death in 1965 run by George and Deborah Bunting until their deaths in 2000.  Changed its name in 2002 to Islington Art S...

Group, Art, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Donald McGill

Donald McGill

Cartoonist. Born Donald Fraser Gould McGill in (depending on source), 46 Park Street, Regent's Park or Blackheath. He started work as a naval draughtsman, but began illustrating postcards when a re...

Person, Art

2 memorials
McM

McM

Artist/sculptor active during WW2.

Person, Art

1 memorial
James Radley Young

James Radley Young

From Tessellations: "James Radley Young was a major designer for Carter Tiles during the early part of the 20th century. In addition to single tiles he also designed a number of major tile panels f...

Person, Art, Craft / Design

1 memorial