William Dickes (Biographical details)

William Dickes (publisher/printer; printmaker; British; Male; 1815 - 1892)

Also known as

Dickes, William; William Dickes & Company


48 Salisbury Square, Fleet Street, London (1846-48); 4 Crescent Place, Bridge Street, Blackfriars, London (1849-51); 5 [or 5 1/2] Old Fish Street, Doctor's Common, London (c.1852); 109 Farringdon Road, London (c.1867-1875)


Wood-engraver, draughtsman on wood, lithographer, colour printer; apprenticed to wood-engraver Robert Branston, Junior, c.1831; attended the Royal Academy Schools, 1835; exhibited specimens of oil colour printing at the Great Exhibition; created William Dickes & Company by 1864; retired 1873.
Docker bequeathed his collection of 1370 works by Dickes to the BM in 1931: it is kept in two portfolios (not yet entered on the database, kept at Blythe House).


A.Docker, 'The colour prints of WD', 1924 (catalogue)