Daniel Robbins

Link to video of Daniel Robbins lecture

Frederic Leighton was at the heart of the burgeoning art world of late Victorian London. President of the Royal Academy from 1878 to 1896, he was instrumental in raising the status of art and artists, making a unique contribution to the cultural life of his time. This lecture explores aspects of his career and the part played by his extraordinary studio-house in establishing his reputation.