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
- 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!
Romeo and Juliet Chivalry, 1885The Two Crowns, 1900 An Offering, 1898 The End of the Quest The Mirror, 1896 Miranda, 1878Startled, 1892 (How pure and beautiful is this one!)Portrait of Elsa, Daughter of William Hall, 1927Funeral of a Viking, 1893Portrait of Dora (Whoever that Dora was, she was certainly beautiful or just a killer profile or both!)