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'
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.

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