portrait of lt maximilian dalison 1887 by william carter

Portrait of Lt. Maximilian Dalison 1887, by William Carter.


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Oil on canvas in the original frame.
A fine portrait of this Scots Guards officer, painted two years after his death, by William Carter in a very bravura manner...short distinct brush marks...a real painterly enjoyment in the medium.
Signed and dated upper right "William Carter '87"
LIEUTENANT MAXIMILIAN DUDLEY DIGGES DALISON (1852-1885), married Charlotte Grace Beresford-Peirse, daughter of Henry William de la Poer Beresford-Peirse and Henrietta Anne Theodosia Monson on 8 October 1874. They had two children.
Dalison was commissioned lieutenant in 1871 in the Scots Guards, 2nd Battalion. He fought in the Suakin Expedition in the Sudan.
He was killed in action, aged 33, at the Battle of Hasheen on the 20th March 1885, shot through the heart. He was awarded The Egypt Medal. Buried at Suakin; his memorial is at St. Hybalds, Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire.
Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895) who wrote "All Things Bright and Beautiful", "There is a Green Hill Far Away" and the Christmas carol "Once in Royal David's City" was sufficiently moved by Dalison's death to write a poem "In Memoriam", which begins "Beneath the grey Egyptian sands, Where the red sun burns out the green, Here lies, laid down by soldier's hands, Who died for country and for Queen, That voice we ne'er shall hear again...That fought and fell beside his men...."
WILLIAM CARTER RBA, RP (1863-1939). Born in Swaffham, Norfolk and brother of the famous Egyptologist, Howard Carter, discoverer of Tutankhamun's tomb. William studied at the Royal Academy, winning many awards. He exhibited 40 times at the RA, and at the RHA, SBA, GG, NWG, RP and abroad. Elected to the Royal Society of British Artists in 1884, and Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1915. He had a very successful society portrait practice. He lived at Swaffham and at London.
SIZE: 55.5 x 46.25 including frame.
PROVENANCE: by direct descent within the family.
Verso: old label saying "From The Grange, Sevenoaks." and the name "Boyd".
Internal Ref: 9105


Height = 141 cm (56")
Width = 117.5 cm (46")
Depth = 5 cm (2")

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