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Whistler and Leighton: An Unlikely Pair

Event schedule details

9th Nov

7p, - 8.30pm

Event location details

Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum

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Leighton, knighted, feted, and honoured as the long-serving president of the Royal Academy, the ultimate “gentleman artist” and Insider.  Whistler, rebellious, non-conforming, iconoclastic, and the anthesis of the Royal Academy, a publicity hound and self-proclaimed Outsider.  A comparison of their contrasting lives undermines several myths as well as illustrating the fascinating and multi-dimensional artistic world of nineteenth-century London.