Returning Leighton's Clytie
In 2008, Leighton House Museum
purchased Clytie; one of the final paintings Leighton
was working on at the time of his death in January 1896. This was
the most important single acquisition made by the museum since its
foundation and was made possible by a grant of £337,500
from the Heritage Lottery Fund
and further grants from the Art Fund and the Friends of Leighton
These pages contain extensive information
about Clytie and its place in Leighton’s career.
The short films, audios, images and texts are part of
the HLF-funded programme designed to
share the significance of this painting with as wide
an audience as possible.