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Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton, (3 December 1830 – 25 January 1896), known as Sir Frederic Leighton between 1878 and 1896, was an English painter and sculptor. His works depicted historical, biblical, and classical subject matter. Leighton was bearer of the shortest-lived peerage in history; after only one day his hereditary peerage became extinct upon his death.

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Wood engraving

A printmaking method distinct from woodcut in that the line is incised into the woodblock, rather than the background being ...

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Olympians

The term Olympians was often used to describe certain Victorian artists whose work emphasised the classical in both style and ...

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Aesthetic movement

The aesthetic movement was a late nineteenth century movement that championed pure beauty and ‘art for art’s sake’ emphasising the ...

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New sculpture

New sculpture is a name applied to the sculptures produced by a group of artists working in the second half ...

Tate Paper

The Materials Used by British Oil Painters in the Nineteenth Century

This paper reviews existing literature on nineteenth-century British artists’ materials. Sources of information, such as colourmen’s archives, artists’ diaries ...

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