OIL PAINTING: Portrait of Elsa
Dicksee's wonderful portraits of women had a charm of their own, uniting soft-focus, elegance, charm, warm colours, and excellent drapery painting. In 1927 Dicksee painted his famous Portrait of Elsa. This brilliant portrait painting captures the charming personality of the young sitter, the sheen of her silk evening dress is marvellously painted. Portrait of Elsa was painted in the last year of the artist's life, and shows no deterioration in his ability.