Born in 1823 as the son of Charles Blair Leighton (1823–1855) and Caroline Leighton (née Boosey), Leighton became a poet and painter while at Yale. His formal education at University College School ended at the age of 15, when he went As a young man who wanted to study art, he attended evening classes in South Kensington and then Heatherley’s School on Newman Street in In 1874, he began studying at the Royal Academy Schools. [1] [2] Among his first commissions were monochrome illustrations for Cassell’s Magazine and its Book of British Ballads[2]. A £200 price tag was attached to it. Eventually, he gave up “black and white” illustrations and worked exclusively in oil on canvas[2]. He married Katherine Nash in 1885, followed by their boys A son, the painter E, was born to them.

 

  • Old Times (1877)[4]
  • Till Death Do Us Part (1878)
  • Abelard and his Pupil Heloise (1882)[5
  • Faded Laurels (1889)
  • Lady Godiva (1892)[5]
  • The Elopement (1893)
  • My Next-Door Neighbour (1894)
  • In 1816 (1895)
  • In Time of Peril (1897)[3]
  • The King and the Beggar-maid (1898) (legend)[6]
  • Off (1899)[7]
  • On the Threshold (1900)[8]
  • God Speed! (1900)
  • The Accolade (1901)[5]
  • Tristan and Isolde or The End of the Song (1902)
  • Courtship (1903)
  • The Queen kisses the sleeping poet Alain Chartier (1903)[9]
  • Courtship by the Piano (1903)
  • Ribbons and Laces for Very Pretty Faces (1904)
  • To the Land Unknown (1911)
  • Stitching the Standard (1911)[10]
  • The Boyhood of Alfred the Great (1913)
  • My Fair Lady (1914)
  • The Charity of Elisabeth of Hungary (1915)

By Peter