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William Powell Frith

William Powell Frith


A carte-de-visite portrait of the British painter William Powell Frith (1819-1809), who was especially noted for his large contemporary scenes depicting numerous figures and incidental detail. Examples are Ramsgate Sands (Life at the Seaside) (1851, bought by Queen Victoria, and now in the Royal Collection), Derby Day (1858) and The Railway Station (1862), which shows a scene at Paddington Station. Frith also painted The Marriage of the Prince of Wales (1865) and A Private View at the Royal Academy (1883).

Photographed by Maull and Polyblank of London.

 

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