Francis Dodd Portrait Painting - Susan Isabel Dacre - British interior oil portrait of famous feminist artist
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Francis Dodd
Susan Isabel Dacre - British interior oil portrait of famous feminist artist

circa 1929


A beautiful, colourful oil on canvas portrait painting by Francis Dodd RA. The work depicts the Feminist and famous artist Susan Isabel Dacre who was a founder of the Manchester Society of Female Artists in the late 19th century. An important portrait, the painting depicts the sitter at Francis Dodd's house in Blackheath where she lived with him for a period. A fine example of a British portrait painting which dates to circa 1929. This painting was exhibited at The Royal Academy as Number 600 in 1929 with the title Miss Dacre. Francis Dodd label verso with sitter's details. James Bourlet frame. In good condition, the size is 38 inches by 34 inches. Provenance. James Bourlet. Francis Dodd- Artist labels verso. The Royal Academy as number 600 in 1929 with the title Miss Dacre. Gallery Edward Havane - London. Luke Gertler Esq 1975. Midlands estate. Francis Edgar Dodd RA (1874-1949) was a British portrait painter, landscape artist and printmaker. Dodd was born in Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales, the son of a Wesleyan minister. He trained at the Glasgow School of Art alongside Muirhead Bone who married Dodd's sister. At Glasgow, Dodd won the Haldane Scholarship in 1893 and then travelled around France, Italy and later Spain. Dodd returned to England in 1895 and settled in Manchester, becoming friends with Charles Holden, before moving to Blackheath, London in 1904. During World War I, in 1916, he was appointed an official war artist by Charles Masterman, the head of the War Propaganda Bureau, WPB. Serving on the Western Front, he produced more than 30 portraits of senior military figures. However, he also earned a considerable peace-time reputation for the quality of his watercolours and portrait commissions. He was appointed a trustee of the Tate Gallery in 1929, a position he held for six years, and was elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1927 and a full Member in 1935. From 1911, Dodd lived at Arundel House (51 Blackheath Park) in Blackheath, London SE3, until his death in 1949.


  • Artist
    Francis Dodd (1874 - 1949, British)
  • Creation Year
    circa 1929
  • Condition
  • Dimensions
    H 30 in. x W 25 in.H 76.2 cm x W 63.5 cm
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
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