A Condottiere

Frederic Lord Leighton

Source: Magazine of Art 10 (1887): 165

“The ‘Condottiere’ of Sir Frederick Leighton is one of the strongest examples of that artist that we have ever seen, and Birmingham is fortunate to possess so fine and masculine a piece of work by a painter whose productions are usually more remarkable for their taste, colour, grace, and charm than for more virile qualities. It is not only in the head of the filibustering mercenary that the President is so successful, but in the treatment of armour and textiles as well, in which he is broad and enlightened” (163).

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