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Discourse Delivered To The Students Of The Royal Academy; On The Distribution of the Prizes, December 10, 1879. (-1893.) By Sir Frederick Leighton, P.R.A.

Lord Leighton PRA

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London:: Printed by Wm. Clowes & Sons, Stamford Street And Charing Cross, Printers To The Royal Academy., 1879. (-1893.)

Physical Description

8 vols. in one; 262 mm. (Quarto.)

General Note

Vol. I: 28 p. - Vol. II: 24 p. - Vol. III: 26 p. - Vol. IV: 31, [1] p. - Vol. V: 33, [1] p. - Vol. VI: 36 p. - Vol. VII: 38 p. - Vol. VIII: 39, [1] p.


All eight vols. have the same format: [T.p., dedic.] - [Text].

Responsibility Note

Each discourse is dedicated by the author to the Members of the Royal Academy of Arts.


J.A. Kestner, 'Constructing the Renaissance: Leighton and Pater', in Journal of Pre-Raphaelite studies, n.s. II (1993), p.1-15; S. Jones, 'Attic attitudes: Leighton and aesthetic philosophy', in History today (1987 June), p.31-7; Victorian High Renaissance [exhibition catalogue] (1978).

Summary Note

Lord Leighton was elected President of the Royal Academy on 10 December 1878. This collection contains his Presidential discourses for the years 1879, 1881, 1883, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1891 and 1893.

Binding Note

20th-century half black calf, blue cloth-covered boards; red morocco spine-label lettered 'Presidents Discourses 1879 To 1895'.


Art - Painting - Theory
Student competitions - Students - Great Britain - London - 19th century
Speeches - Lectures - Great Britain - London - 19th century