Friday, September 19, 2008

The Musician


"Music has charms to soothe the savage breast. To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak." - William Congreve (1670 - 1729), The Mourning Bride
Painting Con Amore by
Edmund Blair Leighton (1853-1922) a prominent Pre-Raphaelite painter. He was born in London and became a well-respected Victorian genre painter. He exhibited his works from 1878 to 1920 at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street, and elsewhere. Click on the following thumbnails to view Edmund Blair Leighton's works.

1 comment:

The Editrix said...

It is a beautiful painting. I admire much of the work of the Pre-Raphaelites, but I haven't heard of this particular artist before. I'll have to do a bit of research. . .

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