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An image of Wedded by Lord Frederic Leighton

Lord Frederic Leighton

(England 03 Dec 1830 – 25 Jan 1896)

Title
Wedded
Year
1882
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas [later mounted on hardboard]
Dimensions

145.4 x 81.3 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1882
Accession number
784
Location
19th c European art
Provenance (1)

Source unknown, Purchased by the AGNSW in London, possibly from the Royal Academy 1882

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Exhibition history (3)

Royal Academy of Arts, 1882, Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1882–1882

Victorian Olympians:

Victorian dreamers: masterpieces of neo-classical and aesthetic movements in Britain, Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan, 08 Apr 1989–07 May 1989