VIDEO: Clytie at Scarborough Art Gallery

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Scarborough-born Lord Leighton’s final painting “Clytie” is now on show at Scarborough Art Gallery.

Karen Snowden, head of collections, said: “We’re extremely pleased to have it here - it’s been over a year in the gestation.

Many hands make light work as the final painting, Clytie, by Scarborough-born Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton is hung at Scarborough Art Gallery, for a three month showing.'The painting is considered to be one of Lord Leighton's finest works, depicts a nymph who fell in love with the sun god Apollo but was rejected by him, and turned into a sunflower. It will be on show at the town centre gallery from Saturday 5 January to Sunday 31 March 2013. It is visiting on loan from London's Leighton House Museum in Holland Park, the former home and studio of the artist. Photo by Andrew Higgins 130107b 03/01/2013

Many hands make light work as the final painting, Clytie, by Scarborough-born Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton is hung at Scarborough Art Gallery, for a three month showing.'The painting is considered to be one of Lord Leighton's finest works, depicts a nymph who fell in love with the sun god Apollo but was rejected by him, and turned into a sunflower. It will be on show at the town centre gallery from Saturday 5 January to Sunday 31 March 2013. It is visiting on loan from London's Leighton House Museum in Holland Park, the former home and studio of the artist. Photo by Andrew Higgins 130107b 03/01/2013

“It’s a very important work.”

The portrait is being displayed alongside a bronze bust of Lord Leighton, on loan from the Town Hall, and numerous pencil and chalk studies of Clytie by the artist.

The exhibition is on until the end of March.