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Edmund Blair Leighton (1853 – 1922) was an historical genre painter who is best known for paintings of regency and medieval times. The paintings are sentimental, but are still extremely popular as posters and prints. Very little is known about the artist. This biograpny of E.B. Leighton on ArtMagick offers the most comprehensive information about the painter, aside from Wikipedia. This link to the Art Renewal Center provides a photograph of the artist and an obituary.

A favour, Edmund Blair Leighton

The images, while idealized and a bit syrupy, and obviously painted during Edwardian and Victorian times, are still a joy to behold for their sweet nostalgia for a bygone era.

The request

The Windmiller's Guest

Walking to church

Sweets to the sweet

The piano lesson

Signing the register

More images at Enchanted Serenity of Period Films

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