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Old Masters Diamond Painting Kit The Confessional by Edmund Blair Leighton (1886)

Old Masters Diamond Painting Kit The Confessional by Edmund Blair Leighton (1886)

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Old Masters Diamond Art Kit The Confessional by Edmund Blair Leighton (1886)

The date if this writing is 4/17/24. The original painting is up for auction Palais Dorotheum in Vienna and the bidding will end on 4/25/24 at 6 PM,

Original Details

  • Signed, dated E. Blair Leighton. 1886,
  • oil on canvas,
  • 92 x 119  cm, framed

Your Masterpiece

  • Full drill, square
  • 32 x 25.5
  • 42 colors
  • poured glue
  • Artist canvas

Edmund Blair Leighton ROI (21 September 1852 – 1 September 1922) was a renowned English painter known for his depictions of historical genre scenes, particularly focusing on Regency and medieval subjects. He is closely associated with the pre-Raphaelite movement that flourished in the mid-to-late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Born to Charles Blair Leighton (1823–1855) and Caroline Leighton (née Boosey), Leighton received his early education at University College School. At the age of 15, he embarked on a career with a tea merchant but nurtured a deep desire to pursue art. He attended evening classes in South Kensington and later enrolled at Heatherley's School in Newman Street, London. Eventually, at 21, he gained admission to the esteemed Royal Academy Schools.

Leighton's artistic journey began with commissions for monochrome illustrations for publications like Cassell's Magazine and its Book of British Ballads. However, his true passion lay in oil painting, and he swiftly transitioned to this medium, showcasing his first work, "A Flaw in the Title," at the Royal Academy in 1874, which sold for £200. In 1885, he married Katherine Nash, and together they had a son, E. J. Blair Leighton, who also became a painter, and a daughter. Leighton continued to exhibit his creations annually at the Royal Academy until 1920.

Renowned for his meticulous craftsmanship, Leighton produced highly detailed, ornamental historical paintings characterized by romanticized depictions of chivalry and medieval women. Despite his prolific career and consistent participation in the Royal Academy exhibitions for over four decades, he never attained the status of Academician or Associate.

This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or fewer. The author died on September 21, 1922 1915 in London.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1929.

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