7 - 8 April 2004
AFTER FREDERIC, LORD LEIGHTON, P.R.A
Captain Sir Richard Burton
oil on canvas
15 x 12in. (382 x 305mm.)
with an etching of the same subject by F. Jenkins and a framed reproduction with a window mounted fragment of a letter to an indistinct recipient signed 'fr. yr sincerely/Richd.F.Burton/J K Hunt(?)Esq'
After the original of 1871-75 exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1876 and now in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery (1070).
Burton had first met Leighton in France in 1869, and the two corresponded when Burton was consul in Damascus, Leighton seeking his help in securing Iznik tiles for his house in Holland Park. The original portrait was begun on 26 April, 1872, 11 months after the Burtons had returned from Damascus. Jenkins's etching after Leighton was published as the frontispeice in W.H. Williams (ed.), The Jew, The Gypsy and El Islam (1898). (3)
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