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The Painter's Honeymoon  1864

by Frederic Leighton

Love is equated with art in this romantic image which – in its evocation of the past and its precise, controlled style – epitomizes officially sanctioned academic practice in the late nineteenth century. [br] Leighton, who was elected president of the Royal Academy in London in 1879, spent many years studying in Germany, France, and Italy. The composition and glowing col...
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