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Painting by Arthur Augustus Dixon

Pre-Raphaelite portrait oil Painting

The painting depicts a young woman in profile with long flowing hair sitting by a little girl crouched next to her holding a shell.

Period Late 19th centuryHeight 38.6 inWidth 24 inDepth 1.18 in Categories , Tags , , ,



The painting is certainly a portrait of his wife Cecil Elsie Sowerby and his daughter Elsie. Elsie's grandfather was a famous scholar of shells and mollusks, which explains the beautiful shell that she holds in her hands. This tender painting is by Arthur Augustus Dixon, a great English artist who lived between the late 19th century and early 20th century. This painting is extremely rare for its subject, period, and style. Everything in this painting, from the style to colors, reminds us of the works of artists such as John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Edward Burne-Jones. From gracious princesses in iridescent robes to biblical scenes and knights in shining armor, Arthur Dixon's artistic mark was always at extraordinary levels. He painted many romantic and poetic scenes without slipping into sentimentality or conventionalism. As our painting beautifully shows, he managed to represent motherly love with a perfect balance through a painting technique that was very soft but always clear. This work is offered in ready to hang gallery condition, having been professionally cleaned, restored and revarnished.   Under existing legislation, any artwork in Italy created over 70 years ago by an artist who has died requires a license for export regardless of the work’s market price. The shipping may require additional handling days to require the license according to the destination of the artwork.        

Technical Details

Materials CanvasColor PolychromeTecnica Oil on canvasPeriod Late 19th centuryCreatore Arthur Augustus DixonProduttore Arthur Augustus DixonOrigin French private collectionConditions The painting has been professionally cleaned
Height 38.6 inWidth 24 inDepth 1.18 in

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