Flaming June Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton
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Flaming June

Flaming June is a painting by Sir Frederic Leighton, produced in 1895. Painted with oil paints on a 47" × 47" square canvas, it is widely considered to be Leighton's magnum opus, showing his classicist nature. It is thought that the woman portrayed alludes to the figures of sleeping nymphs and naiads the Greeks often sculpted. The Oleander branch in the top right symbolizes the fragile link between sleep and death. The actresses Dorothy Dene and Mary...

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