Lecture. My Love to the Academy: Leighton's Last Works


Art historian Elizabeth Prettejohn explores Leighton's masterpiece, Flaming June and the other paintings featured in the exhibition. It places Leighton’s paintings in the wider context of the Royal Academy exhibitions of the 1890s, and asks whether Leighton’s last works should be considered his greatest achievements. Elizabeth Prettejohn is Professor of History of Art at the University of York. Her books include The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites, Art for Art’s Sake and The Modernity of Ancient Sculpture. She has co-curated exhibitions on Alma-Tadema, Rossetti and Waterhouse, and has co-written the catalogue for Flaming June: The Making of an Icon.

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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