The Gladiator’s Wife

The Gladiator’s Wife

E. Blair Leighton

Oil on canvas

Exhibited at the Royal Academy 1884

“Among the works attracting most notice in the general exhibition we have only space to name The Gladiator's Wife, by Blair Leighton; Afternoon Coffee, by Van Haanan ; Love and Death by G. F. Watts; the President's Letty; Lorenzo and Isabella, by J. E. Millais — painted in 1849 and just acquired by the Corporation; Dante and Beatrice,, by Henry Holiday . . .” — Magazine of Art

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