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'Study', Frederic Lord Leighton
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The girl gazes dreamily at an Eastern illuminated manuscript on a Koran stand; her pink and golden silk clothing Middle Eastern in style.
Though Leighton’s paintings were mostly inspired by ancient Greece, he was also an enthusiast for Middle Eastern art. Around this time he was adding an Arab Hall to his Kensington studio house, now Leighton House museum. The model was Connie Gilchrist, a famous child actress.
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Accession No: WAG 258