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FRITH, William Powell (1819 - 1909), Painter, watercolourist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
FRITH, William Powell (1819 - 1909), Painter, watercolourist

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 9 January 1819, in Aldfield (Yorkshire); died 2 November 1909, in London.

Painter, watercolourist. Historical subjects, figure compositions, figures, genre scenes, horse racing scenes.

A leading representative of Victorian painting in England, William Powell Frith studied at Henry Sass' academy in Bloomsbury from 1835 to 1837 before gaining a place at the Royal Academy schools. He first exhibited in 1838

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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