Herbert Dicksee was born in London in 1862 into an intensely artistic family. His father was Thomas Francis Dicksee and four of his siblings were also to become known as painters, including Sir Frank Dicksee, his cousin, who was so successful that he was elected President of the Royal Academy in 1924.
Herbert Dicksee himself was a painter of animals and historical genre scenes, but he was also an etcher and mezzotint engraver. He studied at the Slade School, later taught drawing at the City of London School and he exhibited his work at the Royal Academy from 1885-1931.
His best-known work depicted lions and other wildlife but he also produced work copied after other great contemporary artists, including his brother and Sir John Millais. Herbert Dicksee died in 1942.
Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.
Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.
Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.
Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.
The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.