William Dickes

Starting his career as an artist he moved into engraving on wood and copper before starting as a colour printer in 1849. He was a Baxter Licence but also used his own modified process to print his 'Chromographs'. His main work by Baxter's process is 'Studies of the Great Masters'. He did a lot of work for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and issued many illustrations for books and also sets of reward cards. Quite a prolific printer his works were catalogued by Alfred Docker in the 1920's, 'Colour Prints of William Dickes' 

The Blind Beggar by William Dickes

The Blind Beggar by William Dickes (W Dickes) from his Studies of the Great Masters