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William Powell Frith

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William Powell Frith, by William Powell Frith, 1838 - NPG 2139 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

William Powell Frith

by William Powell Frith
oil on canvas, 1838
23 7/8 in. x 19 7/8 in. (605 mm x 505 mm)
Given by the artist's daughters, the Misses Frith, 1926
Primary Collection
NPG 2139


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  • William Powell Frith (1819-1909), Painter. Sitter in 23 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.

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  • William Powell Frith (1819-1909), Painter. Artist associated with 5 portraits, Sitter in 23 portraits.

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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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