Clytie1892 by Frederic Leighton

Predominantly a painter of romantic or historic scenes, Leighton shared the symbolist obsession with the sun. ‘Sunlight can never be accessory,’ he wrote, ‘its glory is paramount’ – and it dominates this scene, dwarfing the kneeling figure in the foreground. Leighton was the first painter to be given a peerage, but died the day after its issue
Leighton House Museum, London,
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