William Powell Frith

1819–1909

Biography

William Powell Frith (9 January 1819 – 2 November 1909) was an English painter specialising in genre subjects and panoramic narrative works of life in the Victorian era. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1853, presenting The Sleeping Model as his Diploma work. He has been described as the "greatest British painter of the social scene since Hogarth".

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Artworks

Features

  • Art Term

    Narrative

    Narrative art is art that tells a story
  • Art Term

    The Clique

    The Clique was an informal society formed in around 1837 by a group of friends while they were students at ...
  • Art Term

    Social realism

    Refers to any realist painting that also carries a clearly discernible social or political comment
  • Tate Papers

    Paintings on Canvas: Lining and Alternatives

    Stephen Hackney

    This paper catalogues major changes in attitude during the last thirty years to conservation practice for the treatment of degraded ...

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