Creative Real Estate

March 4, 2015 2:25 AM

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Creative Real Estate

Lord Frederic Leighton—a long-serving president of the Royal Academy of Arts, the first artist ever offered a Peerage of Great Britain, and a painter whose “Flaming June” is among the most iconic images of Victorian art—nevertheless might hardly be remembered today if not for the home he built at 12 Holland Park Road, London, where he lived from 1866 until his death 30 years later.

Known today as Leighton House Museum, it is the only purpose-built artist’s studio-house open to visitors in the United Kingdom, and the site of frequent, small exhibitions. Through March 29, “A Victorian Obsession: The Pérez Simón Collection at Leighton House Museum” brings, from this important Mex...

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