Friday, October 20, 2023

Leighton House

Pictured above and below: the glorious Narcissus Hall and adjoining Staircase Hall (last 2 photos) of Leighton House in Holland Park, London. I’ve visited the former home and studio of artist Frederic Leighton (1830-96) many times over the years, in fact in the mid-1970s, I lived on the other side of beautiful Holland Park, on Holland Park Avenue. The area will always occupy a special place in my heart. 

Leighton House was designed by George Aitchison. Nearby Sambourne House, formerly the home the home of Punch magazine illustrator Edward Linley, is also highly recommended.