Sir Frank Dicksee, 1853–1928


Oil on canvas

“The exhibition of his famous picture, ‘Harmony’ at once placed him in the foremost rank among living artists. . . . In 1877 the well- remembered picture, ‘Harmony’, was exhibited, and it is not too much to say that it took the world of London by storm. What the Academicians themselves thought of it was indicated by the position in which it was placed — that is as a centre in the first room, and it was at once purchased by the Council under the terms of the Chantrey bequest. This beautiful work, so original both in subject and treatment, so instinct with true poetic feeling, must be still vividly remembered by all who saw it on the Academy walls.” [continued below]

“By permission of Mssrs. Agnew.”

Source: The 1886-87 Magazine of Art

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