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.
Thomas Francis Dicksee [English. 1819-1895] The Grief of Constance 1865 ___
“Grief fills the room up of my absent child. Lies in his bed, walks up and across me. Puts on his pretty looks repeats his words. Remembers one of his gracious parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form. Then have I reason to be fond of griefs.”