Leighton and Victorian Travel
This text explains where Leighton travelled to in the world. What was involved in organising travel in the nineteenth century and how did people get around?
Sections of Leighton's personal correspondence are used to cast light on his reasons for travelling and his descriptions of places visited.
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This text considers the writings of those who have been omitted from the history of travel and exploration in the nineteenth century. Who were the great women travellers of this age? It also discusses what eastern travellers thought of their European neighbours.
Leighton and Collecting Art
How did museums collect in the 19th century?
What is Islamic Art?
Empires and People
How was life different from Victorian Britain?
How did these regions of the world interact?
Documents and Sources
> Letter from Leighton
> Letter to Leighton
> Leighton's Tangiers
> Empire and Travel Map
> Collecting Map
> La Zisa Palace
> Leighton's Paint Box