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Sir Luke Fildes

Fildes, Sir Luke (fĪldz) [key], 1844–1927, English genre and portrait painter, b. Liverpool. He made drawings for the Graphic and other periodicals and illustrated Dickens's Edwin Drood. As a painter he excelled in depicting the life of the London poor. Later he specialized in portraiture and painted the coronation portraits of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra and a state portrait of George V. His Doctor (Tate Gall., London) is a well-known work.

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