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Sophisticated Sunday: Sir Frank Dicksee

Dear Wonderful Reader,

It’s no wonder that Victorian painter, Sir Frank Dicksee centered his works around great literary works and epic scenes.  I am very fascinated by his ability to tell stories through his paintings.

  • Born: November 27, 1853, London, United Kingdom
  • Died: October 17, 1928

Fun Facts

  • Dicksee was knighted in 1925 (hence, the “Sir” that precedes his name).
  • His father Thomas Francis Dicksee (1819-1895), his sister Margaret Isabel (1858-1903) and brother Herbert Thomas (1862-1942) were also painters, as was his uncle John Robert Dicksee (1817-1905). So pretty much talent runs in the whole family!

Dicksee.Romeo Romeo and Julietchivalry-large Chivalry, 1885Sir_Frank_Dicksee_-_The_Two_Crowns_-_Google_Art_ProjectThe Two Crowns, 1900la_belle_dame_sans_merci-large Frank_Dicksee_n_Offering An Offering, 1898dicksee7 The End of the QuestDicksee-The_Mirror-1896 The Mirror, 1896dicksee2 Miranda, 1878startledStartled, 1892 (How pure and beautiful is this one!)12Portrait of Elsa, Daughter of William Hall, 1927the-funeral-of-a-viking-1893Funeral of a Viking, 1893aPortrait of Dora (Whoever that Dora was, she was certainly beautiful or just a killer profile or both!)

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