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William Powell Frith

(1819-1909), Painter

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 25 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 - NPG x15425

William Powell Frith

by Window & Grove
albumen cabinet card, circa 1908
NPG x15425

William Powell Frith ('Men of the Day, No. 63.'), by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG D43587

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

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

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton; George Du Maurier; William Powell Frith, by George Du Maurier - NPG D45755

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton; George Du Maurier; William Powell Frith

by George Du Maurier
pen and ink on paper, 3 April 1881
NPG D45755

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William Powell Frith

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, 1864
NPG Ax38742



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