17 February 2024 - 12 January 2025
Collection Gallery | Burlington Gardens
no booking required
See Frederic, Lord Leighton’s Victorian masterpiece in our free Collection Gallery.
Originally exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1895, Flaming June is one of the most important works by Frederic, Lord Leighton PRA (1830–1896). Now, almost 128 years after it was first shown at the RA, Leighton’s masterpiece returns to Piccadilly, on loan from the Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Flaming June will be displayed alongside works from the RA Collection, including others by Leighton, by his contemporaries, those which inspired him (including Michaelangelo’s Taddei Tondo) and those which he in turn influenced. Discover how Leighton developed his compositions, explore the role of sculpture and drawing in his process, and see how artists have juxtaposed the different qualities of painting and sculpture in their work.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see this iconic work in the UK.
This partnership has been organised by the Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico and the Royal Academy of Arts.
Why is Flaming June iconic?
As we welcome the return of Flaming June, one of the most reproduced images in Victorian painting, Rosalind Jana asks what makes an artwork seize the public imagination in ways that give it a life far larger than its own.
15 March 2024
- Short course
1 June - 2 June 2024