The Arab Hall at Leighton House, London

Saturday 2 December 2017, 10.00AM4.30pm

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Having established himself as an artist, in 1864 the Victorian painter Frederic Leighton finally fulfilled his dream to own his own house, by commissioning his ‘old friend’ George Aitchinson to design a studio-house. This labour of love culminated in 1877 with the building of the Arab Hall extension, which houses the artist’s extensive collection of Islamic tiles and decorative arts, and also contributions by some of his contemporaries, such as William De Morgan and Walter Crane. We will examine the interior of the hall and the rest of the house and will look at sources of inspiration and connections between this small but beautiful ‘Palace of Art’ and the art scene of the late nineteenth century.

Teresa Fazio-Gannon MPhil AMA

  • Term: Autumn
  • Day: Saturday
  • Start Date: 02 December 2017
  • Time: 10am-4.30pm
  • No. of weeks: 1
  • Course fee: £35.00

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