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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 39 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

Frederic Leighton letter to Frances (?) Redgrave, 1871 April

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 76
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: "Dear Frances[?], I hear that the council has adopted the excellent decision of having a day set aside for the press […] I suggest to you that there are in London at least two prominent French critics to whom you would perhaps like to allow the same courtesy? Here are their names and addresses: Monsieur Louis Viardot 30 Devonshire Place, Portland Place W. and Monsieur F. Szaroady[?] 30 Bedford Place Russell Square [...]"
Dates: 1871 April

Frederic Leighton letter to Richard Redgrave, 1874 November 29

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 76
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: "Dear Redgrave, […] it is who has refereed [?] over 5yrs - the Queen accedes[?], it is a question of selection so I want an 'open sesame' that will allow me to take notes - this you, I know, can find[?] […] with thanks in advance. Yours truly, Fred Leighton.
Dates: 1874 November 29

Frederic Leighton letter to Richard Redgrave, 1875 November 20

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 76
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: "Dear Redgrave, I enclose a succinct […] of the […] technical objections raised by the various gentlemen who have partaken against the loan of the […]. I shall feel very much obliged if you would draw from them an explicit statement of your own views and opinions on the subject - that may oppose at least a formidable[?] official battery on[?] the attack made, I show[?] also (this is the main point) the [...] that we deem[?] fraught with great danger. - You will see that most, tho' not all, of...
Dates: 1875 November 20

Frederic Leighton letter to Richard Redgrave, 1875

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 76
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: "Dear Redgrave, the Queen lends 27 pictures /all the corridor ones/ but none of the largest, alas! and alas!/ except […] by Queen back to the[?] Duke of Cumberland- could you […] there is a picture here I fancy you want but which is […] as it has in this luscious light you would be the very [...] It is called "A Lay Cardinal"[?] and is attributed to Rembrandt. - it is really not a work you could [...] over walls and we should feel very grateful if you could measure[?] the room [...] for us -...
Dates: 1875

Frederic Leighton letter to Richard Redgrave, 1876 January [?] 5

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 76
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: Marked Private. "Dear Mr. Redgrave, I called on you this afternoon in reference to a letter just shown […] to which Mr. Telford[?] (writing on the 28th December) says that the policies had not been sent in at that date. - I told [initials of person, illegible] that I was quite certain you had done your whole duty (and indeed she did not doubt it hence) and said that I would by calling on you be able make[?] the statement for yourself. [initials of person illegible] tells me that the Queen is...
Dates: 1876 January [?] 5

Frederic Leighton letter to Richard Redgrave, 1880 May

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 76
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: Marked private. "Dear Redgrave, thank you for your letter. I fancy that altho' you speak of the Private View to which […] were sent, and always are sent to […] Philip […] I meant to speak of the Banquet - I will say, in […] that Scharf's[?] invitation is of course only an incident - not a practice - never [...] I have no hesitation in saying that in my private opinion [...] should be able regularly to attend if at least [...] Artistic Dept- that[?] [...] real claim for [...] invitations, the...
Dates: 1880 May

Frederic Leighton letter to Richard Redgrave, 1880 May 13

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 76
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: "Dear Redgrave, Will you favour me with your company at dinner on Wed. 19th […] at 7.45? […] yours, Fred. Leight.
Dates: 1880 May 13

Frederic Leighton letter to Richard Redgrave, 1880 July 26

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 76
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: "Dear Redgrave, Could you bring […] something confidentially, about the […] lay to[?] as a man and an artist, and as a […] of moral bounty[?]? This is of course quite entre nous and with a view […] on the subject as […] quarters. Yours always […] Fred. Leight." [Portions of letter illegible to cataloger.]
Dates: 1880 July 26

Frederic Leighton letter to Richard Redgrave, 1881 July 23

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 76
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: Much of this letter is illegible to the cataloger. It appears to pertain to a meeting of the Royal Academy General Assembly. Mention is made of a paragraph in a document pertaining to mural painting.
Dates: 1881 July 23

Frederic Leighton letter to Richard Redgrave, undated

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 76
Call Number: MSS 22
Scope and Contents: "Dear Mr. Redgrave, I think it right to tell you without loss of time that Boxall's invitation to join our[?] committee has not reached him - you will regret this accident as much as I do and the more so that the […] was at […] tardy. - Will you kindly see to this? Yours[?] Fred Leight."
Dates: undated

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, [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]