THOMAS FRANCIS DICKSEE R.A.
signed and dated u.r.: T. F Dicksee 1886
oil on canvas
56 by 46cm., 22 by 18in.
This picture is lined, providing a stable structural support. There is a fine craquelure pattern across the surface.
Under ultraviolet light there are infillings particularly to the girl's face and a small area of retouching to the back of the girl's head, which may be to a repaired tear. This is visible to the naked eye.
Held in moulded gilt frame.
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Bonhams, London, 21 November 1996, lot 51;
Graham Gallery, London, from whom acquired by a private collector in Virginia and sold, Christie's, New York, 24 October 2007, lot 185 as Distant Thoughts, where purchased by Stan Battat
Juliet Capulet was a favourite subject for Dicksee. He exhibited a Romeo and Juliet in 1871 at the Academy but his most famous depictions of her are on the balcony at dawn dreaming about Romeo (Sunderland Art Gallery and the MacManus Galleries in Dundee).