Between Life and Death

Between Life and Death: Leighton and Clytie

Speaker: Daniel Robbins

Recorded: Monday September 17, 2012

At the time of his death, Clytie remained unfinished in Leighton’s studio. This talk celebrates its return to the museum, exploring the background to this final work, the circumstances in which it was painted and why its subject seemed to mean so much to Leighton.


Daniel is the Senior Curator at Leighton House Museum. He was responsible for the major restoration of the museum in 2009 and has written extensively on the history of the house. Previously a curator with Glasgow Museums he has organised and curated numerous exhibitions of nineteenth century art, architecture and design.

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