Edmund Blair Leighton was the son of the painter Charles Blair Leighton, and began painting at the age of 21. He trained at the Royal Academy in London, where he subsequently exhibited from 1878. He was a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
Museum and Gallery Holdings
Bristol (City Mus. & AG): Sorrow and Song (oil on canvas); The Wedding Register (oil on canvas)
Leeds (City AG): Lady Godiva (1892, oil on canvas)
Manchester (City AG): Waiting for the Coach (1895, oil); Off (1899, oil on panel); On the Threshold (1900, oil on panel); Adieu (1901, oil on canvas)
Newcastle upon Tyne (Laing AG): Market Day (1900, oil on canvas); September (1915, oil on panel)