As part of the programme of public events for Flaming June: The Making of an Icon (4 November 2016 - 2 April 2017) art historian Elizabeth Prettejohn explores Leighton's masterpiece and the other paintings in his last submission to the Royal Academy, featured in the upcoming 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.
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