C1878

Frederick Leighton, R. A.

Engraving of from a portrait of Frederic Leighton (1830 – 1896). He was a British painter, draughtsman and sculptor.

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Full Title:

Frederick Leighton, R. A.

Date:

C1878

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 300mm

Paper Size: 

275mm 
x 380mm
AUTHENTICITY
Frederick Leighton, R. A. - Antique Print from 1878

Genuine antique
dated:

1878

Description:

Engraving of from a portrait of Frederic Leighton (1830 – 1896). He was a British painter, draughtsman and sculptor.

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