|Sir Frank Dicksee|
Frank Bernard Dicksee
27 November 1853|
London, England, United Kingdom
|Died||17 October 1928(aged 74)|
Sir Francis Bernard Dicksee KCVO (27 November 1853 – 17 October 1928) was an English Victorian painter and illustrator, best known for his pictures of dramatic literary, historical, and legendary scenes. He also was a noted painter of portraits of fashionable women, which helped to bring him success in his own time.
Dicksee was born in London, England. His father, Thomas Dicksee, was a painter who taught Frank as well as his brother Herbert and his sister Margaret from a young age. Dicksee enrolled in the Royal Academy in 1870 and achieved early success. He was elected to the Academy in 1891 and became its President in 1924. He was knighted in 1925, and named to the Royal Victorian Order by King George V in 1927.
Dicksee painted The Funeral of a Viking in 1893, which now resides in Manchester Art Gallery, having been there since 1928 when it was presented by Arthur Burton in memory of his mother to the Corporation of Manchester. Victorian critics gave it both positive and negative reviews, for its perfection as a showpiece and for its dramatic and somewhat staged setting, respectively. The painting was used by Swedish Viking/Black metal band Bathory for the cover of their 1990 album, Hammerheart.
- Ophelia (Mead Art Museum, Amherst, Massachusetts)
- La Belle Dame Sans Merci (Bristol Museum and Art Gallery)
- Romeo and Juliet (1884)
- Chivalry (1885; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney)
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- Phryne's list of pictures in accessible collections in the UK[dead link]
- "Ophelia" Collections Database, Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium
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