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Offered here is a superb Pre-Raphaelite style watercolor painting by Sir Luke Fildes (1842 1927), and dated 1875, entitled ìSophia,î (not on painting, but per an earlier auction description). Watercolor, heightened with white, signed and dated by the artist, lower left, with his monogram ìL. F.î, 1875.î 15 x 10 inches on watercolor paper mounted onto a slightly larger card backing Fine condition. A wonderful Pre-Raphaelite style painting with superb detail and coloration by this important artist, known especially for his compositions and fine interpretation of dress, especially lace. He is widely regarded as one of the leaders of the Neo-Venetian School. Fildes was recommended by pre-Raphaelite founder John Everett Millais to Charles Dickens, who hired the artist after a 15-minute interview. Fildesí drawing in ìThe Graphic,î just after Dickensí death, of an empty chair in his study, found wide acclaim and inspired Van Goghís painting, ìThe Yellow Chair.î.
Price: $4,500.00 Item #3082