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Romeo and Juliet by Sir Frank Dicksee
Romeo and Juliet by Sir Frank Dicksee

Sir Frank Bernard Dicksee KCVO (b. London, November 27, 1853October 17, 1928) was an English Victorian painter and illustrator, best known for his pictures of dramatic 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. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (807x1185, 167 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Frank Bernard Dicksee ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (807x1185, 167 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Frank Bernard Dicksee ... For other meanings see Romeo (disambiguation) and Juliet (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... November 27 is the 331st day (332nd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her Ascension to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian Era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British industrial revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... An illustrator is a graphic artist who specializes in enhancing written text by providing a visual representation that corresponds to the content of the associated text. ... It has been suggested that Portrait painting be merged into this article or section. ...


Dicksee's 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. Herbert Dicksee at work in his studio, circa 1906. ... This article refers to an art institution in London. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... The silver Anglia knight, commissioned as a trophy in 1850, intended to represent the Black Prince. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 - 20 January 1936) was the first British monarch belonging to the House of Windsor, as a result of his creating it from the British branch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Dicksee painted the piece 'The Funeral of a Viking' in 1893, which now resides in Manchester City Art Gallery, having been there since 1928 when it was presented by Arthur Burton ESQ 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.

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Honorary Titles
Preceded by
Sir Aston Webb
President of the Royal Academy
1924–1928
Succeeded by
Sir William Llewellyn

 
 

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