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© 2019 Martin Beisly Fine Art

Frederic, Lord Leighton, P.R.A.

(1830-1896)

Whispers

1/1

Oil on canvas

49 x 30 in. (124.5 x 76.2 cm.)

70 1/2 x 50 in.(179 x 127 cm.) (framed)

 

Provenance:

Mrs. Clara Bloomfield Jessup Moore, probably acquired after 1884.

Her sale; Christie’s, London, 5 May 1900, lot 44 (100 gns to Watney) and by descent to

Hon. Mrs. Charles Lyell, née Rosalind Margaret Watney and by descent in the family until Anonymous sale [Mrs. M.L. Bullen]; Christie’s, London, 11 February 1949, lot 63

(100 gns to Newman).

With Montague? Newman, London.

Private Collection, Sweden, 1954-2014.

Private collection.

 

Exhibited:

London, Royal Academy, 1881, no. 585.

London, Royal Academy, Exhibition of Works by the Late Lord Leighton of Stretton President of the Royal Academy, Winter Exhibition, London, 1897, no. 66, lent by Mrs. Bloomfield Moore.

London, Leighton House Museum, 2018-2019.

 

Literature:

Athenaeum, 20 April 1881, pp. 597-8.

Daily News, 30 April 1881, n.p.

Illustrated London News, 30 April 1881, p. 426.

The Standard, 30 April 1881, p. 3.

Times, 27 June 1881, p. 12.

Art Journal, 1881, p. 229.

Magazine of Art, vol. IV, 1881, p. 302.

The Saturday Review, `The Picture Galleries’, 8 March 1884, p. 315.

F.G. Stephens, Sir Frederic Lord Leighton, An Illustrated Record of his Life and Work, London, 1895, p. 37.

E. Rhys, Frederic Lord Leighton, An Illustrated record of His Life and Work, London, 1898, p. 33.

A. Corkran, Frederic Leighton, London, 1904, pp. 99, 201.

Mrs. Russell Barrington, The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Lord Leighton, New York, 1906, vol. II, p. 388.

E. Staley, Lord Leighton of Stretton, P.R.A., London, 1906, p. 120, 242, 263.

L. and R. Ormond, Lord Leighton, New Haven and London, 1975, p. 128, 166, no. 283 as untraced.

 

Engraved:

Photogravure, 1893, Arthur Tooth and Sons.

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