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William Dyce



William Dyce

born Sept. 19, 1806, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scot.
died Feb. 14, 1864, London

Scottish painter and pioneer of state art education in Great Britain.

Dyce studied at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, and the Royal Academy schools, London. One of the first British students of early Italian Renaissance painting, he visited Italy in 1825 and 1827–28, meeting in Rome a group of young German painters, the Nazarenes. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, being elected associate of the Royal Academy in 1844 and academician in 1848. In 1830–37 in Edinburgh he made portraits for a livelihood. But his Italian studies led him to anticipate the English Pre-Raphaelites in the quest for a primitivist simplicity and repose in his painting that harked back to the art of 14th- and 15th-centuryItaly.

At the time of his death Dyce was engaged in painting a series of frescoes for the Houses of Parliament, of which remain the “Baptism of Ethelbert” in the House of Lords (1846) and the “King Arthur” series (1848; unfinished) in the queen's robing room.


Madonna and Child


The Good Shepherd



Joab Loses the Arrow of Grace


Recollection of Pegwell Bay


Titian's First Essay in Colour


Amongst the Trees


Omnia Vanitas


King Lear and the Fool in the Storm




Francesca da Rimini


The Woman of Samaria


Henry VI at Towton


Eliezer of Damascus



Piety: The Knights of the Round Table about to Depart in Quest of the Holy Grail


Lamentation Over the Dead Christ


Dante and Beatrice


Miss Anne Webster


The Choristers - Design For A Stained Glass Window In Ely Cathedral


The Man of Sorrows


Neptune Resigning to Britannia the Empire of the Sea


Girl at a Casement  


Old Woman  


Boy Reclining by a Pool  


Cottage Interior  


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