Leighton Rediscovered: From Flaming June to new treaures

Leighton Rediscovered: From Flaming June to new treaures

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 7th Jul 2021

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Join a panel of speakers and rediscover Leighton and one of the most iconic paintings of the Victorian era.

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Frederic, Lord Leighton’s Flaming June now resides in the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico. How this and other masterpieces arrived in the Caribbean is truly an extraordinary story, not only of a single collection but also of Victorian art in the 20th century.

After its glittering debut at the Royal Academy in 1895, Flaming June disappeared from view, only to be rediscovered 60 years later, in a house which was being demolished, and sold for only £50. In the following years, as Victorian paintings, drawings and sculptures re-entered the London art market, Luis A. Ferré, the Governor of Puerto Rico, acquired Leighton’s masterpiece, to be housed in his new museum, designed by MoMA architect Edward Durrell Stone. Today, Flaming June is known as ‘The Mona Lisa of the Southern Hemisphere.’

To celebrate Flaming June and discuss other fascinating rediscoveries in Leighton’s collection, join Vanity Fair and Country Life contributor Patrick Monahan, Sotheby’s Victorian & Impressionist Art expert Simon Toll and Senior Curator, Daniel Robbins on a free online talk and Q&A.


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2021-07-07 2021-07-07 Europe/London Leighton Rediscovered: From Flaming June to new treaures Join a panel of speakers and rediscover Leighton and one of the most iconic paintings of the Victorian era. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/07/07/leighton-rediscovered-from-flaming-june-to-new-treaures-265401 ,,,

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