Saturday, November 3, 2018
01 Paintings and tales of Mermaids, with Footnotes, 5b
Frederic, Lord Leighton, 1830–1896
The Fisherman and the Syren, c. 1856–1858
Oil on canvas
66.3 × 48.7 cm (26.1 × 19.2 in)
Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery
Inspired by a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, THE FISHERMAN
Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton PRA (3 December 1830 – 25 January 1896), known as Sir Frederic Leighton between 1878 and 1896, was an English painter and sculptor. His works depicted historical, biblical, and classical subject matter. Leighton was bearer of the shortest-lived peerage in history; after only one day his hereditary peerage ended with his death. More on Frederic Leighton
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