Mathew Norman on Sir Frederic Leighton

1pm
Mathew Norman on Sir Frederic Leighton

Event Details

While working as Auckland Art Gallery, former Assistant Curator Mathew Norman identified a previously untraced painting by the leading Victorian artist Sir Frederic Leighton in the Gallery's Mackelvie Collection.

Join Mathew as he discusses Leighton’s A Dream, 1859–60, one of the earliest known depictions of a 'near-death' experience, and his later work, The Spirit of the Summit 1894.

Date
Location
Mackelvie Gallery, mezzanine level

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A Dream
A Dream

Frederic Leighton

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Production date
1859-1860
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1950 x 1230 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1925
Accession no
M1925/2
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The Spirit of the Summit
The Spirit of the Summit

Frederic Leighton

On display

Production date
1894
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
2291 x 1319 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Moss Davis, 1926
Accession no
1926/4