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Frederic Leighton (1830-1896), ‘Flaming June,’ circa 1895 oil on canvas, 46 7/8 by 46 7/8in. (119 by 119cm.) Museo de Arte de Ponce. The Luis A. Ferre Foundation, Inc.

Met hosts Victorian masterworks from Puerto Rico museum

 

Frederic Leighton (1830-1896), ‘Flaming June,’ circa 1895 oil on canvas, 46 7/8 by 46 7/8in. (119 by 119cm.) Museo de Arte de Ponce. The Luis A. Ferre Foundation, Inc.

Frederic Leighton (1830-1896), ‘Flaming June,’ circa 1895 oil on canvas, 46 7/8 by 46 7/8in. (119 by 119cm.) Museo de Arte de Ponce. The Luis A. Ferre Foundation, Inc.

NEW YORK and PONCE, Puerto Rico – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, will display five of the most important paintings from the collection of the Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico, from October 8 through February 2024. The loans include Frederic Leighton’s Flaming June (1895), an icon of Victorian painting; John Everett Millais’s The Escape of a Heretic, 1559 (1857); and the three scenes comprising the Small Briar Rose series by Sir Edward Burne-Jones (all painted 1871–73). Following a technical examination of Flaming June conducted by conservators, scientists and imaging specialists at the Met, the five works will be displayed in the museum’s galleries for 19th- and early-20th century European paintings and sculpture.

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