Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton PRA (1830 – 1896)
Leighton made this on-the-spot study in Capri. He records on the sheet ‘buds pink violet’. Although blossom of this kind appears again and again in his paintings this drawing was made in order to extend his understanding of the details of the blossom and their relationship to each other . . .
The Victoria and Albert Museum