Frederic Leighton’s Flaming June is now considered a treasure of Victorian painting. But at one point it was practically worthless – and nearly vanished, writes Alastair Sooke.
Flaming June is a painting by Sir Frederic Leighton, produced in 1895. Painted with oil paints on a 47-by-47-inch square canvas, it is widely considered to be Leighton's magnum opus, showing his classicist nature. Wikipedia