Flaming June is a painting by Sir Frederic Leighton, produced in 1895. It is widely considered to be Leighton's magnum opus. I first fell in love with the painting at a friend's house. She has a large museum quality print in a gilt frame that would always stop me in my tracks. When the two of us decided to try do a copy of a favourite artwork each year to develop our skills, I knew Flaming June would be mine. Of course, copy is a loose word here! I am not a reproduction artist and when I set out to do a copy, I do approach it with a desire to learn from it but ..... I also say to myself, how would I paint this - how do I take this and portray it with something of myself in it. So that would explain why it is a little more saturated and intense than the original. The original was rediscovered by a chimney sweep in 1960 and is displayed in the Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Dimensions: 100 x 100 cm
Medium: Oil on Canvas, unframed
Flaming June after Frederick Leighton
This is a large painting and so if you are a buyer outside of the UK, I would need to remove the work from the stretcher bars and roll the painting up to ship in a tube.