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Lord Frederick Leighton

Person  Male  Born 3/12/1830  Died 25/1/1896

Categories: Art

Born Scarborough, Yorkshire. President of the Royal Academy. In 1860 Leighton was a first commander of the Artists Rifles. 1892 painted some of the murals at the Royal Exchange.

Knighted in 1878. Made Baron Leighton on 24 January 1896 and died the next day, with no son to catch the barony, making his the shortest peerage ever recorded.

He oversaw the construction of Leighton House in Holland Park, which he moved into in 1866, although it functioned more as a museum, art gallery and display space for his talents than a private house. Here he lived alone, very privately, with a small, plain bedroom and there is no firm evidence of any romantic attachments of any kind. It was there that he died. The house is open to the public and, restored in 2010, well worth a visit.

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Lord Frederick Leighton

London County Council Lord Leighton, 1830 - 1896, painter, lived and died here.

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Rossetti fountain

Unveiled by William Holman Hunt. There must have been a committee to erect th...

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