William Powell Frith

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Frith, William Powell,

1819–1909, English anecdotal and genre painter. His early paintings were illustrations, such as his Scene from a Sentimental Journey (Victoria and Albert Mus.). Later he painted many enormously popular pictures of everyday English life, among them Derby Day (National Gall., London) and The Railway Station (Leicester Mus.).

Bibliography

See his memoirs, A Victorian Canvas (1957).