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Sir Luke Fildes

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SIR LUKE FILDES (1844-), English painter, was born at Liverpool, and trained in the South Kensington and Royal Academy schools. At first a highly successful illustrator, he took rank later among the ablest English painters, with " The Casual Ward " (1874), The Widower " (1876)," The Village Wedding " (1883), " An Al-fresco Toilette " (1889); and " The Doctor " (1891), now in the National Gallery of British Art. He also painted a number of pictures of Venetian life and many notable portraits, among them the coronation portraits of King Edward VII. and Queen Alexandra. He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1879, and academician in 1887; and was knighted in 1906.

See David Croal Thomson, The Life and Work of Luke Fildes, R.A. (1895).


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Sir Luke Fildes'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/s/sir-luke-fildes.html. 1910.

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