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English: Samuel Luke Fildes - The Empty Chair, engraving of a water color (The Graphic, Christmas Number, 1870)
Luke Fildes  (1844–1927) Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q1855648 s:en:Author:Luke Fildes
Luke Fildes
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Samuel Luke Fildes
Description British painter and illustrator
Date of birth/death 3 October 1844 Edit this at Wikidata 28 February 1927 / 27 February 1927 Edit this at Wikidata
Location of birth/death Liverpool London
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Fildes was illustrating "Edwin Drood" at the time of Charles Dickens' death. The watercolor shows Dickens' empty chair in his study. Vincent van Gogh, who had acquired all 212 volumes of "The Graphic" between 1870 and 1880, greatly admired the engraving (Sweetman, p.153).

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