Flaming June or Dorothy Dene? A Muse of Frederic Leighton

In 1879, Frederic Leighton’s biographer and neighbor (that’s handy, isn’t it?), Mrs. Barrington, noticed “a young girl with a lovely white face, dressed in deepest black, evidently a model.” This girl was actress Dorothy Dene, a muse, and the most significant woman of Leighton’s later years. Noticed by a neighbour And it was all thanks … Continue reading Flaming June or Dorothy Dene? A Muse of Frederic Leighton