Studies of Lemon Blossom

Studies of Lemon Blossom

Studies of Lemon Blossom
Frederic Leighton (1830-1896)
Britain
1859
Pencil on toned wove paper
Width 15.7 cm x height 22.8 cm
Museum no. E.3803-1910

Leighton made this on-the-spot study in Capri. He records on the sheet 'buds pink violet'. Although blossom of this kind appears again and again in his paintings this drawing was made in order to extend his understanding of the details of the blossom and their relationship to each other with no specific painting in mind.