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    Sir Luke Fildes. "Sophia." Original watercolor heightened in white. Signed and dated by the artist with his monogram, "L. F. 1875" to lower left corner. Measures 14.875 x 10.125 inches; 378 x 257 mm. Mounted to slightly larger card backing. Minor wear and possible tide line to extreme lower margin, not affecting image or signature. Near fine.

    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. Fildes' drawing in "The Graphic," just after Dickens' death, of an empty chair in his study, found wide acclaim and inspired Van Gogh's painting, "The Yellow Chair."


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