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Excerpt from Some Modern Artists and Their Work
At last, at about the age of one-and-twenty, the patient student was found ripe for painting in Rome. There he worked for some three years, and there, at the age of twenty-four, he produced the picture which established him suddenly but surely in England as a famous man. The Procession of Cimabue's Madonna was Mr. Leighton's first Academy picture. The name of the young continental student was not known here, and his work was an almost unparalleled surprise. The exquisite serenity of the treatment at a time in which Art was tawdry when it was in any sense decorative; the chaste and cool colour at a period when somewhat garish hues prevailed; the lofty sense of beauty in a day of prettiness; in a word, the inspiration of mediaeval Florence shining upon Trafalgar Square the thing was altogether unexpected, as new in its style as in its merits. In spite of the admiration excited, and of the fact that the picture of the year Was bought by the Queen, the young painter ﬂed from the scene of his brilliant de'but, and, during a residence of some years in Paris, gained from study and practice an increase in technical skill, and from Ary Scheffer an addition of sentiment.
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