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The Boyhood of Alfred the Great (1913). Edmund Blair Leighton (British, 1852-1922). Oil on canvas. Kirklees Museums and Galleries. In the late 1890s Blair Leighton’s work took on a more poetical and even symbolist tinge, a passing phase. Perhaps because symbolism itself was losing its hold on popular imagination, or perhaps because it was not Blair Leighton’s natural territory, he was soon returning to more literal historical themes, this work being a prime example.