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Publication: William Powell Frith: The People's Painter

  • 19 Aug 2019

William Powell Frith: The People's Painter William Powell Frith: The People's Painter edited by Richard Green and Jane Sellars, published by Philip Wilson Publishers, is now available to purchase. This book was supported by a Paul Mellon Centre Publication Grant in 2018.

William Powell Frith (1819-1909), famous for his picture The Derby Day which normally hangs at Tate Britain, was the most celebrated painter of modern-life subjects in mid-Victorian England and the most popular British artist of that time. Published to mark the bicentenary of his birth and in association with an exhibition at the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, this richly illustrated volume of essays offers fresh and fascinating perspectives on Frith's career and context.