since about Victorian times (roughly 1837 on)+ photographs
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Francis Bernard Dicksee - The Banker's Daughter or the Ruined Merchant
Francis Bernard Dicksee (1853-1928) 'The Banker's Daughter or the Ruined Merchant' 1860-1870 Watercolour Museum no. D.1539-1907 Given by Mrs G.E. Combes for the late W.H. Combes
This scene of a contemporary middle class tragedy is a 'Langham Sketch'. Members of the Langham Sketching Club met weekly from October to May to draw for two hours on a set subject. The artists worked from memory and imagination to explore the scope of the theme. Dicksee focuses on the comforting role of a daughter.