Portrait of Stefano da Rimini

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Lord Frederick Leighton

c.1830-c.1896

Aesthetic, New Sculpture (19th Century British), Olympian Classical Revivalist painter, sculptor, illustrator and writer

Portrait of Stefano da Rimini

19 x 15 cms | 7 1/4 x 5 3/4 ins

Signed with monogram and dated 1854 c.l. and inscribed; Stefano da Rimini/ Roma.

 

From a letter by Frederic Leighton:

Stefano da Rimini' was a model – I drew him when I was painting Cimabue in Rome and when ----- was our constant table companion at the "Lepre". I used to envy his superb appetite.