A lecture by Daniel Robbins entitled ‘Painters’ Palaces: Frederic Leighton and the Holland Park Circle’ will take place on the 22nd of November at 11am in the Birmingham & Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham.
Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830‑1896) was the doyen of Victorian academic painters, President of the Royal Academy and the only British artist to date to have been raised to the peerage. From 1864 he collaborated with the architect George Atchison to create one of the most remarkable artists’ studio-houses anywhere at 2 Holland Park Road, Kensington. Daniel Robbins tells the story of the house, and the magnificent recently completed refurbishment.
Daniel Robbins is Senior Curator of Museums with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, responsible for Leighton House Museum and 18 Stafford Terrace. He has organised many exhibitions and contributed to numerous catalogues and publications around nineteenth‑century art, architecture and design, including authorship of the companion guidebook to Leighton House published in 2011. He was responsible for leading the project to refurbish and restore the museum completed between 2008 and 2010.
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