Leighton House Museum announces forthcoming exhibition programme for 2016-17


Leighton's Studio

Leighton’s last submission to the Royal Academy, including Flaming June. Photo by Bedford Lemere 1 April 1895 ©Historic England Archive

Leighton House Museum is delighted to announce its forthcoming exhibition programme for 2016 – 2017, bringing two prestigious international exhibitions to the unique setting of Frederic Leighton’s ‘House Beautiful’ in Kensington, furthering the museum’s reputation as a national centre for the appreciation of Victorian art and culture.


For the first time since it left for exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1895, Flaming June: The Making of an Icon (4 Nov 2016 – 2 April 2017) brings back this iconic work of nineteenth-century British art to the house in which it was painted and reunites it with the other pictures shown by Leighton in that year in his final submission to the Royal Academy (see image above), made only months before his death in January 1896.


Lawrence Alma-Tadema, In my Studio, 1893This will be followed by Alma Tadema: At Home in Antiquity (7 July – 29 October 2017). The largest exhibition about Leighton’s contemporary, Lawrence Alma-Tadema to be shown in London since 1913, At Home in Antiquity is organised by the Fries Museum, The Netherlands (the artist’s home town) and comes to London following exhibition at the Belvedere, Vienna bringing over 100 works to Leighton House Museum as the only UK venue for the show.




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Sponsors and Supporters: Flaming June: The Making of an Icon is supported by Cockayne - Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation.

Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity is partly sponsored by Strutt & Parker and Christie’s International Real Estate


Press: For further information and images please contact Charlotte Sluter at SUTTON

T: 0207 183 3577 | E: charlottes@suttonpr.com


Lawrence Alma-Tadema, In my Studio, 1893

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