Pre-Raphaelites on Paper: Victorian Drawings from the Lanigan Collection at Leighton House Museum


Frederic Leighton, Study of Iphigenia for Cymon and Iphigenia ® NGC Pinterest


Visit Leighton House Museum to see rarely-displayed 19th-century British artworks from a private collection with Pre-Raphaelites on Paper: Victorian Drawings from the Lanigan Collection.

The outstanding collection of drawings, which started with one of Leighton’s very own works, was assembled over 30 years by Canadian Dr Dennis T. Lanigan. Replacing most of the house’s permanent collection during the showcase, the 100-plus drawings line the walls of Victorian artist Lord Frederic Leighton’s historic and sumptuous home.

From preparatory studies to finished pieces, the drawings on display depict literary scenes, religious compositions, portraits, landscapes and allegories sketched by more than 60 of the Pre-Raphaelites and their contemporaries. Highlights include studies for Edward Burne-Jones’ The Wheel of Fortune (1883), Frederic Leighton’s Cymon and Iphigenia (1884) and William Morris’ La Belle Iseult (c.1857), as well as works by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Poynter.


Venue Details & Map

Leighton House Museum

12 Holland Park Road
W14 8LZ
+44 (0)20 7602 3316
Public transport:
Turn left out of the station down the High Street. Take the first right after the Commonwealth Institute into Melbury Road, then first left into Holland Park Road.

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