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Leighton of Stretton, Frederic Leighton, Baron, 1830-1896

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1830-12-03 - 1896-01-25

Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton (1830-1896), known as Sir Frederic Leighton between 1878 and 1896, British painter, draughtsman and sculptor.

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Philip Hermogenes Calderon correspondence from John Everett Millais and Frederic Leighton

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 3
Overview: This collection includes letters sent by John Everett Millais and Frederic Leighton to Philip Hermogenes Calderon from 1886 to 1896.
Dates: 1886-1896

Letter : London, to Alfred W. Johnston, 1882 Aug 10

 Part of Collection — Box: 15, Folder: GROUP 297, F-2
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC

Letter : to Walter Crane, 1872 Mar 1

 Part of Collection — Box: 15, Folder: GROUP 297, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS in which Leighton discusses Crane's drawings.
Dates: 1872 Mar 1

Letter to Philip Hermogenes Calderon, 1895 August 28

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 11
Call Number: MSS 3, Series I
Scope and Contents: Sent from Bowerswell, Perth to Calderon at Cleveland House, in Kent. Response to Calderon's thanks for grouse sent, says that they were sent "through" him but really from his friend Julius Reiss, with whom Millais shoots "every year." Says he is grieved to hear that Leighton's health does not improve, and that Leighton's restlessness does not bode well for recovery. Writes of Leighton's last public appearance at St. James's Palace, where he did not look well. Advises hoping for the best....
Dates: 1895 August 28

Letter to Philip Hermogenes Calderon, [Probably 1889]

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Call Number: MSS 3, Series II
Scope and Contents: Dated only "13th December" and sent from the "Athenaeum Club Pall Mall." Expresses pleasure that his address was well received as condemnation carries "with it great danger of obscurity..." He writes that he has steered clear of such problems. Says that he is very "shocked and grieved at the death" of his "old friend" Browning. This last comment possibly dates this letter to 1889, the year in which Robert Browning died.
Dates: [Probably 1889]

Letter to Philip Hermogenes Calderon, 1890 November 20

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 17
Call Number: MSS 3, Series II
Scope and Contents: Remarks that Poynter has resigned his post at Dulwich College and asks if Calderon will consent to being nominated to replace him. Says in a postscript that he trusts Calderon is "gathering strength after [his]...recent attack."
Dates: 1890 November 20

Letter to Philip Hermogenes Calderon, [Circa 1890]

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 18
Call Number: MSS 3, Series II
Scope and Contents: Labeled: "8.45 a.m." and sent from 2 Holland Road in Kensington. Says he was going to write on another matter but it does not require an answer. Talks about changing his mind about either taking part in an exhibition or reviewing works. Discusses the number of pictures "exhibitable at B.A." (probably the Berlin Academy).
Dates: [Circa 1890]

Letter to Philip Hermogenes Calderon, [1890 or 1891]

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 19
Call Number: MSS 3, Series II
Scope and Contents: Sent from 2 Holland Park Road, Kensington. Labeled "Tuesday." Leighton reports that he spoke in council "the other day about the Berlin exhibition." Also conveys the wish of the Princess for certain artists to be honorably represented and tells Calderon: "I trust that you will be able to respond and help uphold English Art." Berlin Exhibition was held in 1891, dating this letter to sometime prior or around the same time.
Dates: [1890 or 1891]

Letter to Philip Hermogenes Calderon, 1892 January 25

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 20
Call Number: MSS 3, Series II
Scope and Contents: Written on thick black-bordered mourning stationery (Leighton's father died in 1892). Acknowledges Calderon's letter and states that he knows he can rely on the sympathy of Royal Academy colleagues.
Dates: 1892 January 25

Letter to Philip Hermogenes Calderon, 1892 January 28

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 21
Call Number: MSS 3, Series II
Scope and Contents: On black bordered mourning stationery, sent from 2 Holland Park Road, Kensington. Writes that he appreciates Calderon setting aside his own viewpoint about the election. Says that another correspondent has sent him a letter telling him what happened. Remarks that he is "touched by the consolation which" he has received.
Dates: 1892 January 28

Letter to Philip Hermogenes Calderon, 1893 January 2

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 22
Call Number: MSS 3, Series II
Scope and Contents: Written on black bordered mourning stationery. Leighton offers Calderon a set of extracts from various treatises on painting, all regarding the use of asphaltum.
Dates: 1893 January 2

Letter to Philip Hermogenes Calderon, 1893 January 9

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 23
Call Number: MSS 3, Series II
Scope and Contents: Written on black-bordered mourning stationery, sent from the Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall. Asks Calderon about meeting either in the next week or week after. Closes with "I'm not trying to let you off, you know."
Dates: 1893 January 9

Letter to Philip Hermogenes Calderon, [Circa 1894]

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 24
Call Number: MSS 3, Series II
Scope and Contents: Sent from The Athenaeum in Pall Mall. Writes that he is concerned that Calderon was too ill to come to Dulwich. Discusses a small portrait chosen for "353" and differences between Calderon's and his own point of view. Asks if Calderon has someone in mind for a particular painting for the Exchange--this is likely referring to what would be Leighton's 1894-5 mural for the Royal Exchange, "Phonecians Bartering with Ancient Britons." Leighton states that he is leaving for "Bayreuth" soon, but will...
Dates: [Circa 1894]

Letter to Philip Hermogenes Calderon, 1896 January 10

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 25
Call Number: MSS 3, Series II
Scope and Contents: Written on black-bordered mourning paper. Leighton offers textual extracts regarding Venetian painting, and Titian in particular.
Dates: 1896 January 10

Letter to Philip Hermogenes Calderon, [Circa 1890s?]

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 26
Call Number: MSS 3, Series II
Scope and Contents: A brief note, written in an angry or frustrated tone. Leighton asks Calderon what could be said at the Dulwich Luncheon, and asks him whether he can use his connection to suggest something. Clearly, Leighton is disappointed and upset. It is not clear to what event this letter pertains. It is not dated.
Dates: [Circa 1890s?]

Letter to Philip Hermogenes Calderon, [Circa 1890s?]

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 27
Call Number: MSS 3, Series II
Scope and Contents: Brief note, sent from Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall to say that Leighton thinks that Calderon's idea (presumably proposed in last letter) "seems to be good."
Dates: [Circa 1890s?]

Letter to Philip Hermogenes Calderon, [Circa 1890s?]

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 28
Call Number: MSS 3, Series II
Scope and Contents: Conveys Leighton's request for an autographed copy of a book by Calderon. Leighton suggests an inscription and mentions a library in which all books "bear some one's autograph."
Dates: [Circa 1890s?]

Letter to Philip Hermogenes Calderon, [Circa 1890s?]

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 29
Call Number: MSS 3, Series II
Scope and Contents: A brief letter in a frustrated tone--Leighton thanks Calderon for some kind of previous communication and says he will write to another artist (name illegible). Expresses irritation over some sort of debate about art and writing.
Dates: [Circa 1890s?]

Letter to Philip Hermogenes Calderon, [Circa 1890s?]

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 30
Call Number: MSS 3, Series II
Scope and Contents: A brief message saying that Leighton would like to be home to receive Mrs. Calderon when she calls. Asks if she can visit on a particular afternoon. Says that he and two of his pictures will be away during the week.
Dates: [Circa 1890s?]

Letter to Philip Hermogenes Calderon, [Circa 1890s?]

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 31
Call Number: MSS 3, Series II
Scope and Contents: Brief note, sent from Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall. Concerning a mutual acquaintance.
Dates: [Circa 1890s?]