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William Powell Frith (1819-1909), Painter

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 24 portraits
Artist associated with 5 portraits
Painter; first made his name with historical genre scenes; in 1850s turned to large-scale contemporary subjects, painted with painstaking detail, like Ramsgate Sands (1853), Derby Day (1858), and The Railway Station (1862), which were immensely popular; later turned to morality subjects.

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William Powell Frith

by Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, circa 1908
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Ax38742

William Powell Frith

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, 1864
NPG Ax38742

D43587

William Powell Frith ('Men of the Day, No. 63.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 10 May 1873
NPG D43587

D42236

Key to Private View of the Old Masters Exhibition, Royal Academy, 1888

after Henry Jamyn Brooks
photograph, 1919 or after
NPG D42236