Margaret Dicksee

The First Commission: Sir Thos. Lawrence, President of the R.A., as a Boy

The First Commission: Sir Thos. Lawrence, President of the R.A., as a Boy by Margaret Dicksee

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Margaret Dicksee was the sister of the prominent Victorian painter Sir Frank Dicksee. This painting, which appeared at the Royal Academy in 1901, contributes to a well-established historical genre - the depiction of an episode from the boyhood of a famous figure. Here it is the talented son of a provincial innkeeper who is the purported subject of the painting, but the work itself serves as a promotion of the actual artist's skills (in this instance a woman).

Title
The First Commission: Sir Thos. Lawrence, President of the R.A., as a Boy
Artist/creator
Production date
circa 1901
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
914 x 1295 mm
Inscription
Margaret Isabel Dicksee 1901 (LR)
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/40
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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