Further reading

Leighton’s life and work

AITCHISON, George:  ‘Lord Leighton P.R.A.:  Some Reminiscences’, Journal of Royal Institute of British Architects, 3, 3rd series, 1896, pp.264-5

BARRINGER, Tim and PRETTEJOHN, Elizabeth, eds:  Frederic Leighton, Antiquity, Renaissance, Modernity, New Haven & London, 1999

BARRINGTON, Emilie:  The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton, 2 vols, London, 1906

BRANDLHUBER, Margot Th. and BURHS, Michael, eds.: Frederic, Lord Leighton, Painter and Sculptor of the Victorian Age, exhibition catalogue, Prestel, 2009

CORKRAN, Alice:  Frederic Leighton, London, 1906

COSTA, Giovanni: ‘Notes on Lord Leighton’, Cornhill Magazine, 2, March 1897, pp.373-84

DAKERS, Caroline:  ‘Leighton: The Truth?  Frederic Leighton and his Relationship with Lily and Fred Mason’. Apollo, December 1996

GERE, Charlotte et al:  A Victorian Master; Drawings by Frederic, Lord Leighton, exhibition catalogue, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, 2006

JONES, Stephen et al:  Frederic Leighton, exhibition catalogue, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1996

LANG, Leonora:  Sir Frederick Leighton;  His Life and Work, London 1884

NEWALL, Christopher:  The Art of Lord Leighton, Oxford, 1990

ORMOND, Leonée and Richard:  Lord Leighton, New Haven & London, 1975

PRETTEJOHN, Elizabeth: Art for Art’s Sake: Aestheticism in Victorian Painting, Yale, 2007

RHYS, Ernest:  Frederic, Lord Leighton:  An Illustrated Record of His Life and Work, London, 1904

SIMON, Robin, ed.: ‘Lord Leighton and Leighton House:  a Centenary Celebration’, Apollo, 143, February 1996

STALEY, Edgcumbe:  Lord Leighton of Stretton, PRA, London, 1906

WRIGHT, William: ‘Lord Leighton at Damascus and After’, Bookman vol. 9, March, 1896, pp.183-5

Leighton House and the 'Holland Park Circle'

BRYANT, Barbara:  G.F. Watts in Kensington:  Little Holland House and Gallery, Watts Gallery, 2009

CAMPBELL, Louise: 'The design of Leighton House, The artist's "Palace of Art"', Apollo 143, February 1996, pp.10-16

CAMPBELL, Louise: 'Decoration, Display, Disguise:  Leighotn House Reconsidered', in Tim Barringer and Elizabeth Prettejohn, eds Frederic Leighton, Antiquity, Renaissance, Modernity, New Haven & London, 1999

DAKERS, Caroline:  The Holland Park Circle, Artists and Victorian Society, New Haven & London, 1999

DAKERS, Caroline:  Artists At Home, The Holland Park Circle, 1850-1900, exhibition catalogue, Leighton House Museum, 1999

FINDLATER, Julia:  '100 years of Leighton House', Apollo 143, February 1996, pp.4-10

GERE, Charlotte:  Artistic Circles:  Design and Decoration in the Aesthetic Movement, V&A Publishing, 2010

GOULD, Veronica Franklin:  G. F. Watts, The Last Great Victorian, New Haven & London, 2004

ROBBINS, Daniel, ed:  Closer to Home, The Restoration of Leighton House and Catalogue of the Reopening Displays, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, 2010

ROBBINS, Daniel:  Leighton House Museum, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, 2011

STONE, J. Harris: Leighton House: The Residence of the Late Lord Leighton P. R. A. and its Contents, The Central Publishing Co., London, 1905

Contemporary descriptions of the house and contents

A.G.T.:  'The Late Lord Leighton's bedroom, showing the bed on which he died', The Art Journal, 1896, pp.364-5

ADAMS, Maurice: 'Sir Frederick Leighton's House and Studio', Building News, 39, 10 October 1880, p.384

ANONYMOUS:  'Sir Frederick Leighton At Home, a chat with the President of the Royal Academy', Pall Mall Budget, 3 July 1890, pp.848-9

HAWEIS, Mary:  Beautiful Houses:  Being a Description of Certain Well-Known Artistic Houses, London, 1882

Artists and designers involved in the construction of Leighton House

BLACKBURN, Henry: Randolph Caldecott, a Personal Memoir of his Early Art Career, London, 1886

CATLEUGH, John: William De Morgan Tiles, London, 1983

CRANE, Walter: The Work of Walter Crane, London, 1898

DAKERS, Caroline and ROBBINS, Daniel: George Aitchison, Leighton's Architect Revealed, exhibition catalogue, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, 2011

PORTER, Venetia: William De Morgan and the Islamic tiles of Leighton House, Decorative Arts Society Journal, no. 16, 1992, p. 76-79


ASLET, Clive: 'Art is here': The Islamic Perspective exhibition at Leighton House, London, Country Life, vol. 173, no. 4478, 1983 Jun 16, p. 1642-1643

BEST, Alastair: Adding lustre to Leighton, Designers’ Journal, no. 40, September 1988, p. 86-87

JONES, Stephen: Lord Leighton's palace of art, Antiques, vol. 135, no. 6, June 1989, p. 1466-1475

STELL, C.F: Leighton House, Kensington, Archaeological Journal, cxiv for 1957/1959, p. 122-125

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