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William Powell Frith (1819-1909), Painter

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 23 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 Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, 1864
NPG Ax38742


William Powell Frith

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1870s
NPG x197518


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

after Henry Jamyn Brooks
photograph, 1919 or after
NPG D42236