He often tackled subjects other artists shied away from and emulated the work of William Powell Frith
to a large extent.
The shortcomings of Sisters have little to do with its cast of novelists or painters (a group of painters including Augustus Leopold Egg, John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Powell Frith
, John Singer Sargent, Charles Eastlake, and James Tissot, among others).
Explored afresh are such works as the large narrative paintings of William Powell Frith
and George Elgar Hicks, the social realist works of Luke Fildes, Hubert von Herkomer and Frank Holl as well as the hyperrealist oils of William Logsdail and James Tissot, together with a smattering of comparative engravings and photographs.
He examines the work of 19th century masters like John Atkinson Grimshaw and William Powell Frith
, and provides a witty insight into the era's aristocratic society.
William Powell Frith
, however, offers numerous stories in The Railway Station with a cast of many, all with their own stories from departing soldiers, family farewells and the arrest of a man.