Edmund Blair Leighton

British, 1852 - 1922

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1816  by Edmund Blair Leighton
1816
A Favour  by Edmund Blair Leighton
A Favour
A Flaw in the Title  by Edmund Blair Leighton
A Flaw in the Title
A Foundling  by Edmund Blair Leighton
A Foundling
A King and a Beggar Maid  by Edmund Blair Leighton
A King and a Beggar Maid
A Medieval Beauty   by Edmund Blair Leighton
A Medieval Beauty
A Nibble  by Edmund Blair Leighton
A Nibble
A Stern Chase, is a Long Chase  by Edmund Blair Leighton
A Stern Chase, is a Long Chase
A Stolen Interview   by Edmund Blair Leighton
A Stolen Interview
A Wet Sunday Morning  by Edmund Blair Leighton
A Wet Sunday Morning
Abelard and his Pupil Heloise  by Edmund Blair Leighton
Abelard and his Pupil Heloise
Adieu  by Edmund Blair Leighton
Adieu
After Service  by Edmund Blair Leighton
After Service
Alain Chartier  by Edmund Blair Leighton
Alain Chartier
An Appointment  by Edmund Blair Leighton
An Appointment
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BIOGRAPHY

Historical genre painter. Son of Charles Blair Leighton, a portrait and historical painter (1823-1855). Blair Leighton exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1878-1920. Typical titles: The Dying Copernicus, Un Gage d'Amour, Romola etc. Lady Godiva is in the Leeds Art Gallery. His pictures of elegant ladies in landscapes or interiors have a similar kind of charm to those of Tissot.
Source: Christopher Wood, 'Victorian Painters'.

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'The Art of Mr. E. Blair Leighton'
The Accolade by Edmund Blair Leighton Read a contemporary article about Edmund Blair Leighton, written by Rudolph De Cordova, and originally published in The Windsor Magazine (Volume XXI, December 1904 to May 1905, Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, London 1905).

To this day, very little has been published about Blair Leighton: there are no modern monographs dedicated to his work, he is seldom mentioned in books which discuss Victorian art, and yet some of his paintings (e.g. The Accolade, God Speed) number amongst the most recognizable of Victorian art to many people and have fetched large prices at auction in recent years.

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A Dark Deed
In 1888, Blair Leighton penned a short story for The Argosy & it is now republished at ArtMagick: Stories from the Studios: A Dark Deed

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Signature
An example of Edmund Blair Leighton's signature:

(from a letter)

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Examples of Book Illustration

Under Bayard's Banner: A Story of the Days of Chivalry by Henry Firth, with eight original illustrations by E. Blair Leighton. Published Cassell & Company Limited, London, 1888. There are six additional illustrations not shown here.

Book cover (Possibly designed by Blair Leighton)
Cover of 'Under Bayard's Banner'
"I dub thee knight in the name of God and St. Michael"
Illustration from 'Under Bayard's Banner'
"A young, pretty girl, and an attendant man-at-arms emerged from a fir-wood"
Illustration from 'Under Bayard's Banner'

Edmund Blair Leighton in his studio
Edmund Blair Leighton in his studio

FIND PRINTS & BOOKS

A Forest Tryst, Blair-Leighton
Prints on Canvas  
Duty, Blair-Leighton
Prints on Canvas  
The Accolade, Blair Leighton
Prints & Posters  
God Speed, Blair Leighton
Prints & Posters  
Call to Arms, Blair Leighton
Prints & Posters  

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ARTICLES

  • Stories from the Studios: A Dark Deed

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