Ponte Vecchio. Lord Frederic Leighton (1830-1896). 1858. Graphite on paper. 105 x 148 mm (4 1/8 x 5 3/16 inches). Signed lower right: "Ponte Vecchio / 58." Provenance: with J.W. Reynolds and Co., New York; bought as Lot 126, Sotheby's, 9th June 2005. In the catalogue it is "attributed to" Leighton, but in a pre-auction announcement the works were firmly assigned to him. Indeed, each of the three are titled in Leighton’s extremely distinctive handwriting. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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Crowther, Paul. Awakening Beauty: The Crowther-Oblak Collection of Victorian Art. Exhibition catalogue. Ljubljana: National Gallery of Slovenia; Galway: Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, 2014. No. 73.

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