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Ernest Rhys
1895 Frederick LEIGHTON Illustrated CHRONICLE Rhys Stephens
London: George Bell and Sons, 1895. Click here to see our other books! Sir Frederic Leighton Bart, P.R.A: An Illustrated Chronicle Ernest Rhys 1895 George Bell and Sons : London 13.5" by 10" xxxi, 74pp plus plates SUMMARY An in-depth study of the life and works of Frederic Leighton. Leather Binding Overall Condition: Very Good This book weighs 4 KG when packed UK Postage: £ 3.99 US Postage: £ 39.99 EU Postage: £ 26.99 European Postage: £ 36.99 Asia Postage: £ 65.99 Worldwide Postage: £ 99.99 DESCRIPTION With a frontispiece and numerous further photogravure plates featuring examples of Leighton's work, many with captioned tissue-guards. Includes a prefatory essay by F. G. Stephens. List of exhibited works and dates to the rear. Copperplate ink inscription reading 'The Yates-Thompson Prize for Art, J.P. Chambers July 1919' to front blank. Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton (1830-1896). As an artist, Leighton quickly gained a reputation as a rising talent of the English art world. He was in a sense an aberrant figure in the context of English Victorian art, having been trained in, and subscribing to, an academic method of work. Leighton's most remarkable paintings of the 1860s were of the so-called aesthetic type, without ostensible subject and ambiguous in the identification of the figures in anthropological, social, or even, on occasions, gender terms. This amounted to a rejection of the conventions of British art, which held that paintings should lend themselves to easy interpretation of narrative subjects, in favour of ideas about the function and purpose of art that had ci … [Click Below for Full Description]
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