Art of Sir Francis Dicksee

Just as period films take us away to another time,
I love how these paintings transport us back to an era of knights and nobility...

Sir Francis Dicksee
British
1819-1895


La Belle Dame Sans Merci.
Based upon a poem by John Keats


The Two Crowns
"The Two Crowns of the title are the golden crown of a king and the crown of thorns worn by Christ on the cross. Dicksee invented this highly moral scene in which a medieval king, riding in a triumphal procession, is startled by the sight of a crucifix (or perhaps sees a vision of Christ) and is reminded of the transience of earthly power and success. In fact the chivalric, Christian knight had been a role model for the modern gentleman for most of the nineteenth century." Tate Gallery


Romeo and Juliet


The Duet


The Confession


Spring Maiden



Miranda


An Offering

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