A Victorian Obsession: The Perez Simon Collection at Leighton House
14 November 2014 – 6 April 2015
£5 with National Art Pass (standard entry £10)
Free evening viewings with National Art Pass on:
Fri 21 November 2014
Fri 5 December 2014
Thu 22 January 2015
Thu 19 February 2015
Thu 26 March 2015
Valid for time slots: 5.30, 6, 6.30, 7, 7.30 and 7.45pm. Use booking code AFVIC.
Please note on these evenings the museum will close at 8.30pm. Bookings must be made in advance via the Leighton House website.
National Art Pass lets you enjoy free entry to over 240 venues across the UK as well as 50% off major exhibitions.
Fifty exceptional paintings by many of the leading artists of the Victorian period.
Mexican collector Juan Antonio Pérez Simón owns one of the finest assortments of Victorian art in the world. Included are four pictures by Lord Frederic Leighton and this autumn, they return to the house in which they were painted.
Other celebrated artists of the era, such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, John Everett Millais and John William Waterhouse, also feature. These men were friends of Leighton and attended events at his resplendent Kensington residence.
One highlight is Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s The Roses of Heliogabalus, which is exhibited in London for the first time since 1913.