Lot 7
  • 7

Frederic, Lord Leighton, P.R.A.

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
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Description

  • Frederic, Lord Leighton, P.R.A., R.W.S.
  • Drapery Study of the Seated Girls Watching the Festival Procession in The Daphnephoria
  • marked with the Leighton Studio Collection stamp on the reverse
  • black and white chalks on blue paper
  • 39.5 by 23.5cm., 15½ by 9½in.

Provenance

F.A. White, Esq;
Peter Nahum, London, 1989;
Sotheby's, London, 4 June 1997, lot 198;
Sotheby's, London, 17 December 2009, lot 1, where purchased by the present owner

Exhibited

London, Peter Nahum, Burne-Jones, The Pre-Raphaelites and their Century, 1989, no.103

Literature

Fine Art Society, Drawings and Studies by the Late Lord Leighton, 1898, illustrated pl.XIV

Condition

This drawing is in very good overall condition. The paper is textured and therefore has a few imperfections consistent with its manufacture. The drawing is ready to hang. FRAME The drawing is contained in a simple gilt frame with a slightly stained mount (under glass).
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Catalogue Note

The Daphnephoria (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool) is among Leighton's most accomplished, largest and most elaborate paintings, taking two years to complete between 1874 and 1876. It depicts more than thirty figures and therefore required the production of many sketches of the figures, both draped and nude. The present sketch is for the charming group of two girls seated on a wall at the extreme right of the composition.