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An image of Winding the skein by Lord Frederic Leighton
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Alternate image of Winding the skein by Lord Frederic Leighton Alternate image of Winding the skein by Lord Frederic Leighton Alternate image of Winding the skein by Lord Frederic Leighton
Alternate image of Winding the skein by Lord Frederic Leighton Alternate image of Winding the skein by Lord Frederic Leighton Alternate image of Winding the skein by Lord Frederic Leighton

Lord Frederic Leighton

(England 03 Dec 1830 – 25 Jan 1896)

Title
Winding the skein
Year
circa 1878
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

100.3 x 161.3 cm stretcher; 136.5 x 197.5 x 10.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1974
Accession number
1.1974
Location
19th c European art
Provenance (4)

F.H. Woodroffe, sold Christie's London, 24 March 1906, anonymous sale 'Property of a gentleman' lot no. 111

Pirie, purchased Christie's London, 24 March 1906, anonymous sale 'Property of a gentleman' lot no. 111

John Avery, dates unknown, after Pirie and before J.S. Maas & Co

Maas Gallery, London, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from J.S. Maas & Co 1974

Bibliography (26)

Tim Barringer and Elizabeth Prettejohn (Editors), Frederic Leighton: Antiquity, Renaissance, Modernity, London, 1999, (colour illus.). plate no. X

Mrs R Barrington, Leighton, 1906, Vol. II; 201, 211, (illus.), 368, 370, 387.

Henry Blackburn (Editor), Academy Notes, 'Gallery III', London, May 1878, 34. no. 302

Edmund Capon and Jan Meek (Editors), Portrait of a Gallery, 'European art in the old courts', pg. 14-23, Sydney, 1984, 16.

Pietro Citati, La pensee chatoyante: Ulysse et l'Odyssée, 2006, (illus.).

Alison Corkran, Frederick Leighton, 1904, 98, 201.

Renée Free and Peter Laverty, Victorian Olympians, Sydney, 1975, 6, 18, 44 (colour illus.). cat.no. 16

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 112 (illus.), 113.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales Handbook, 'European', pg. 36-56, Sydney, 1988, 42.

Samuel Carter Hall (Editor), The Art Journal, 'The Royal Academy Exhibition', pg.145-148, London, Jul 1878, 147.

R. Jenkyns, The Victorians and ancient Greece, Oxford, 1980, 307-308.

Maas Gallery, London, Paintings, drawings, and watercolours, 1972, cover (colour illus.). cat.no. 13

Leonée Ormond and Richard Ormond, Apollo, 'Leighton in Paris', pg. 136-141, London, 1973, 138 (illus.). figure 4

Leonée Ormond and Richard J. Ormond, Lord Leighton, United States of America, 1975, 90-1, 128, 133. cat.no. 249, plate no. 123

Ernest Rhys, Frederick Lord Leighton P.R.A. his life and his work, London, 1898, 29, 30 (illus.), 74, 87.

Ernest Rhys, Frederick Lord Leighton P.R.A. his life and his work, London, 1895, 22, 56 (illus.), 69.

E. Staley, Leighton, London, 1906, 112, 240.

Hiroyuki Tanita, F. Lord Leighton, Tokyo, 1995, 46, 47 (colour illus.).

Daniel Thomas, AGNSW annual, 'Recent Acquisitions', Sydney, 1974-1975, 2 (illus.). figure 1

Peter Tomory and Anne Kirker, British painting 1800-1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 17 (colour illus.), 123. cat.no. 1323

Angus Trumble (Curator), Love and death: art in the age of Queen Victoria, Adelaide, 2001, 196, 197 (colour illus.).

H.Schutz Wilson, Magazine of Art, 'Our living artists. Frederick Leighton, R.A.', pg. 57-62, London, 1878, 59.

Christopher Wood, Olympian Dreamers, London, 1983, 54-55 (illus.). figure 10

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Times, 'Exhibition of the Royal Academy', 04 May 1878, 12.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Athenaeum, 'The Royal Academy', London, 04 May 1878, 576.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Victorian High Renaissance, 1978, 116 (illus.). cat.no. 53

Exhibition history (7)

Royal Academy of Arts, 1878, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Summer 1878–Summer 1878

Liverpool Autumn Exhibition, 1878, Exhibition Venue Unknown, Autumn 1878–Autumn 1878

Royal Academy of Arts winter exhibition, 1897, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Winter 1897–Winter 1897

Paintings, Drawings, and Water-Colours, Maas Gallery, London, London, 1972–1972

Victorian Olympians:

Victorian High Renaissance:

Love and death: art in the age of Queen Victoria: