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.
“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.