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Edmund Blair Leighton

Artist (United Kingdom)
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Edmund Blair Leighton was an English painter of historical genre scenes, specializing in Regency and medieval subjects.
He was a fastidious craftsman, producing highly-finished, decorative pictures, displaying romanticized scenes with a popular appeal. It would appear that he left no diaries, and though he exhibited at the Royal Academy for over forty years, he was never an Academician or an Associate.