Jump to navigation Jump to content

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 10:00 AM CDT

Fine Art + Furniture & Decorative Arts

Sale 127 Lot 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

Estimate $10,000-20,000

Sold for $23,750