Classical British Art 1860
British art saw a return to the classical after the 1860s, not just in terms of style, but also subject matter. Alma Tadema created sensual Victorian visions of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and Leighton too rendered classicizing figures and subjects.
Alma-Tadema, Listening to Homer
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, A Reading from Homer, 1885, oil on canvas, Philadelphia Museum of Art.