I was walking down the High Street recently and stopped to look at Holyrood Church. I’ve been inside many times, but have never really stopped to look at the details on the outer walls of the bombed out ruins, upon which are displayed two memorial tablets dedicated to the memory of twenty two men who died during a fire which raged on a cold Tuesday night in 1837. 941 more words
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“Flaming June”, Frederic, Lord Leighton’s greatest painting, has come home, but only for a visit.
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“‘Flaming June’, Leighton’s masterpiece and one of the most celebrated paintings of 19th century British art, returns to the house where it was painted alongside the other paintings that the artist and President of the Royal Academy, submitted for the Summer Exhibition in 1895, only a few months before he died.”