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Thomas Francis Dicksee
(British, 1819-1895)
Lily Langtry as Viola in 12th Night, 1866

Sale No: 127, Lot No: 440

Thomas Francis Dicksee
(British, 1819-1895)
Lily Langtry as Viola in 12th Night, 1866
oil on canvas
signed and dated middle right and verso on inscription
21 3/8″ x 14 1/4″

Catalog Note:
This portrait shows renowned socialite and celebrated actress Lily Langtry in the role of the protagonist Viola from William Shakespeare’s play, Twelfth Night, 1623.

Inscribed on paper verso, partially illegible:
“I’ll do my best.
To woo your lady: yet
aside, a barful strife.
Whoe’er I woo, myself would be his wife.”
Twelfth Night, Act I, Scene I
T.F. Dicksee

Sold for: $19,000