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Curator Tour: Flaming June with Daniel Robbins

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Colour Sketch for Flaming June, Leighton House

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6 June 2024




Leighton House


About this event

Senior Curator, Daniel Robbins,  offers an insightful tour of the studio-home where Frederic Leighton created his most iconic work, Flaming June (1895), including a detailed look at the only colour sketch produced alongside the preparatory drawings, now on display in the museum's new wing.  The tour will also include the opportunity to see areas of the house not normally accessible to the general public.


'Colour Sketch for Flaming June' (11 x 11cm) has been returned on permanent loan to Leighton House, accepted under the Cultural Gifts Scheme by HM Government from Sir David Verey CBE, Chairman of The Friends, and allocated to Leighton House, 2023.


This special tour marks the return of Flaming June to London, where it is on display at the Royal Academy of Arts (17 February 2024 - 12 January 2025).


The tour will begin in the basement area at Leighton House,  where the Flaming June display is located, followed by a guided visit to the historic house.


Meet Daniel Robbins

Daniel Robbins, Senior Curator at Leighton House (2)

Daniel Robbins is the Senior Curator of two of London’s most significant house museums, Leighton House and Sambourne House.  He was responsible for the award-winning project to restore the historic interiors of Leighton House completed between 2008-2010 and he has also successfully led the Hidden Gem to National Treasure redevelopment focused on the additions made to the building in the twentieth century . Formerly with Glasgow Museums, he has organised many exhibitions and contributed to numerous catalogues and publications around nineteenth-century art, architecture and design. Daniel is an accredited lecturer for the Arts Society and has lectured across the UK and internationally including the Frick, New York and the Ponce Museum in Puerto Rico, where Leighton’s celebrated Flaming June can be found.



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