Sunday, April 13, 2008

Frederick Richard Pickersgill

[The Contest of Beauty for the Girdle of Florimel. Britomartis unveiling Amoret] 1853

[Orsino and viola Frederick]

1820 - 1900.

an English painter and book illustrator. Born into a family of artists, he was admitted to the Royal Academy Schools in 1840. He did some book illustrations for the works of John Milton and Edgar Allan Poe.

Pickersgill's The Burial of Harold was accepted as a decoration for the Houses of Parliament in 1847. He also did some landscapes under the influence of the Pre-Raphaelites.

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