english portraits

“Portrait of Maria Walpole, Countess Waldergrave, later H.R.H Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh” (1765) (detail) by Francis Cotes (1726-1770).

Olga (1936). David Jagger (English, 1891-1958). Oil on canvas.

A harmonious ensemble of colour with a limited palette which is daringly original. The neutral background and black clothing provide a focus to the face while the splashes of red bring interest.

Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873)
“A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society” (1838)
Oil on canvas

The dog in the painting is “Bob,” a dog that was found in a shipwreck off the coast of England. The dog had found his way to the London waterfront where he became known for saving people from drowning, a total of 23 times over the course of fourteen years. For this, he was made a distinguished member of the Royal Humane Society, granting him a medal and access to food.


Thomas Francis Dicksee (1819–1895, Engand)

Characters from Shakespeare

Thomas Francis Dicksee was an English painter, primarily a portraitist and painter of historical, genre subjects — often from Shakespeare. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1841 until the year of his death. His brother John Robert Dicksee was also a painter, and his children, Frank and Margaret likewise became painters. In The Dictionary of Victorian Painters, Herbert Dicksee is given as his son also, but according to the City of London School, where Herbert taught, he was the son of John Robert Dicksee.