Leighton House


Leighton House

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George Aitchison (1825-1910), architect, with Frederic Leighton


A restrained, red-brick house with Caen stone dressings, custom-built studio house of Frederic Leighton in Holland Park. Designed in 1864, constructed in 1866, extended once in 1869-70 and again in 1877-79, when the famous, two-story Arab Hall was added.

Is Referenced By

Conway, M. D. “Decorative Art and Architecture in England. Third Paper.” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 50 (December 1874/75): 35-49. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924079637579;view=1up;seq=49;size=75

"An English Artist’s Home.” The Art Amateur 5, no. 1 (June 1881): 13.

Meynell, Wilfred. “The Homes of Our Artists: Sir Frederick Leighton’s House in Holland Park   Road.” The Magazine of Art (London) 4 (1881): 169–76. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015010783259;view=1up;seq=15


Monkhouse, Cosmo. “Some English artists and their studios.” Century Magazine 24 (August 1882): 553–57.

Haweis, Mary Eliza. Beautiful Houses; being a description of certain well-known artistic houses. London: Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1882. Leighton House, pp. 1-12.  https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011407369 

Hatton, Joseph. “Some Glimpses of Artistic London.” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 67, no. 402 (November 1883): 829-34.   https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.c058323290;view=1up;seq=838

Adams, Maurice B. Artists’ Homes: A Portfolio of Drawings including the Houses and Studios of Several Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects. London: B. T. Batsford, 1883. Leighton House, pp. 4-5.

How, Harry. “Illustrated Interviews: No. XIV: Sir Frederic Leighton, PRA.” Strand Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly 4 (July 1892): 126-37.
Stone, J. Harris. “Leighton House.” The English Illustrated Magazine 31 (October 1905): 3–17.

Walkley, Giles. Artists’ Houses in London 1764–1914. Aldershot, Hants, England; Brookfield, VT: Scolar Press, 1994. 

Prettejohn, Elizabeth. “Painting Indoors: Leighton and His Studio.” Apollo 143, no. 408 (  February 1996): 17-21.

Campbell, Louise. “Decoration, Display, Disguise: Leighton House Reconsidered." In Tim Barringer and Elizabeth Prettejohn, eds., Frederic Leighton: Antiquity, Renaissance, Modernity, pp. 267-93. New Haven: Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Yale Center for British Art by Yale University Press, 1999.

Suleman, Reena. “The ‘Lost’ Interiors of Leighton House: Techniques of Modern Re-Presentation.” The Journal of the Decorative Arts Society, 1850—Present, no. 34, The Aesthetic  Movement(2010): 92-111
Droth, Martina. “Leighton’s House: Art In and Beyond the Studio.” Journal of Design History 24, no. 4 (2011): 339-58
Robbins, Daniel. “Frederic, Lord Leighton." In Margot Th. Brandlhuber and Michael Buhrs, eds. In the Temple of the Self: The Artist’s Residence as a Total Work of Art: Europe and America 1800–1948, pp. 74-91. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2013.


Omeka record by Linda Merrill

Date Submitted

September 27, 2016


2 Holland Park, Road, London W14

London borough

Kensington & Chelsea



Current address

12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ.
Leighton House is now a museum administered by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.




George Aitchison (1825-1910), architect, with Frederic Leighton, Leighton House

Cite As

George Aitchison (1825-1910), architect, with Frederic Leighton, “Leighton House,” Victorian Artists at Home, accessed February 6, 2023, https://artistsathome.emorydomains.org/items/show/6.

Item Relations

This Item dcterms:relation Item: SIR F. LEIGHTON, P.R.A.
This Item dcterms:relation Item: SIR FREDERIC LEIGHTON, P.R.A., D.C.L., L.L.D.
This Item dcterms:relation Item: Leighton, Frederic
Item: Studio of Frederic Leighton dcterms:relation This Item