We’ve featured Bathory’s album art in this editorial before, and it’s not for lack of originality that I do again. Bathory has had great album artwork, featuring either classic paintings or simplistic graphics void of computer aid. This cover from 1990’s ‘Hammerheart’ is a section of Sir Frank Bernard Dicksee’s 1893 painting, ‘The Funeral of a Viking’. Dicksee, besides having an unfortunate name, painted mostly portraits of rich women in the Victorian era. However his stand out work is the richly colored, pre-Raphaelitie depictions of anything from Romeo & Juliet to Vikings and historical English settings. After the jump you can see a larger, full version of ‘The Funeral of a Viking’ as well a few more of Dicksee’s better paintings.
"The Funeral Of A Viking"
"The Shadowed Face"