Discourse Delivered to the Students of the Royal Academy; on the Distribution of the Prizes, December 10, 1897.
London: Printed by Wm. Clowes & Sons, Stamford Street and Charing Cross, Printers to the Royal Academy. 1879.
4to, original limp cloth, gilt-decorated on front board; pp. 28. PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION from Lord Leighton on title. Bookplate of the presentee on front pastedown. Some marking of covers, inner hinges strained, occasional spotting in text.
A lecture on the evolution of art, delivered by Frederick Leighton, president of the Royal Academy from 1878 until his death in 1896. He was the first artist to be granted a peerage, in the New Year's Honours of 1986 and he is most often refered to as 'Lord Leighton'. However he only held that title for a day: the patent creating him Baron Leighton was issued on 24 January 1896 and he died the following day.
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