Lord Frederick Leighton (1830-1896), British
SOLITUDE ( A STUDY FOR THE OIL PAINTING OF 1890)
Charcoal heightened with white on brown paper with studio blind stamp lower left; titled in pencil bottom centre, encircled letter and number ‘J 83’ (or ‘H’ indistinct) in pencil on the verso
Sheet 14" x 10" — 35.6 x 25.4 cm.
The LLC studio stamp relates to the Lord Leighton Collection and was put on all drawings which remained in Leighton’s studio at Leighton House at the time of his death. The encircled number ‘J(?)83’ verso is a reference number from the Fine Art Society who sold Leighton’s drawings in c. 1897.
Leighton’s finished canvas “Solitude” measuring 72” x 36” is in the Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, Washington.
The Morris Gallery, Toronto