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Tuesday, 05 May 2015 10:34

A Study for Frederic Leighton's "Flaming June" Has Been Discovered in an English Country House

Frederic Leighton's 'Flaming June.' Frederic Leighton's 'Flaming June.' Wikipedia

A remarkable study for "Flaming June," one of the best known of all Pre-Raphaelite paintings, has been discovered hanging discreetly behind a bedroom door in an English country mansion.

The discovery of the head study for Sir Frederic Leighton’s picture was announced on Friday – one of many extraordinary secrets to emerge from a 16th-century manor house owned by Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe until her death, aged 99, last year.

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