Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909

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William Powell Frith was a popular and successful Victorian painter. His early talent was nourished by his working-class father, and he was educated at Sass's Art School and the Royal Academy. His early paintings were generally derived from classical or literary themes; in later life, he painted contemporary Victorian compositions that proved to be highly popular, and remain interesting as images of the age. He also published articles critical of the Neo-Raphaelites.

From the description of William Frith letter to A. McKaye, 1880 July 12. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 56550655

Epithet: RA

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000301.0x0001dc

English painter.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Osnaburgh St. [London], to William Smith, 1845 Apr. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270752801

English artist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Shanklin, Isle of Wight, to [Holbrook] Gaskell, 1877 Sept. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270878379

British painter.

From the description of Letters, ca. 1842-1908. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 84393376

British artist.

From the description of Letter by William Powell Frith, 1868. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122499774

Artist.

From the description of William Powell Frith letter, 1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450354

Epithet: painter

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000301.0x0001de

Epithet: RA; of Add MS 28510

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000301.0x0001df

Epithet: artist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000301.0x0001dd

Painter.

From the description of Letters : London, to J.C. Grundy, [Liverpool], 1853 Aug. 5 and 1856 May 27. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28268494

From the description of Letter : Bayswater, to H. Graves, 1885 April 30. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28268484

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creatorOf Sala, George Augustus, 1828-1895. Letter to W.P. Frith. [London, Eng]. 1878 June 23. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1897-1904. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Autograph letter signed : to Col. Grant, 1888 Nov. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, I, 1730-1978. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Barnard, Frederick, 1846-1896. Letters, 1880-1896. J. Paul Getty Center, Arts Archives
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Autograph letter signed : to Mary, daughter of Sir J.E. Millais, 1901 Jan. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Maclise, Daniel, 1806-1870. Drawings and letters, ca. 1855-1867. J. Paul Getty Center, Arts Archives
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Autograph letter signed : Shanklin, Isle of Wight, to [Holbrook] Gaskell, 1877 Sept. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Autograph letter : to J.E. Millais, 1874 Feb. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Autograph letter signed : Osnaburgh St. [London], to William Smith, 1845 Apr. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Autograph letter : to J.E. Millais, 1887 Dec. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. William Powell Frith letter, 1877. Library of Congress
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Autograph letter signed : to Mary, daughter of Sir J.E. Millais, 1896 Jul. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Broadley, Alexander Meyrick, 1847-1916. Collection of autograph letters, ca. 1822-ca. 1902. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. William Frith letter to A. McKaye, 1880 July 12. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Autograph letter signed : to Mary, daughter of Sir J.E. Millais, 1901 Feb. 07. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Autograph letter signed : to Mary, daughter of Sir J.E. Millais, 1894 Aug. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vol. LXIII ( ff. 341 ). 24 Apr. 1885-1 June 1888.includes:f. 1 Daniel Appleton and Co; publishers, New York: Letters to R. Bentley and Son: 1879-1895.f. 3 Mrs Emily Anne Innes, writer on the Chersonese: Agreement with R. Bentley and Son: 1885.: ... British Library
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Letters, ca. 1842-1908. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Boehm, Joseph Edgar, 1834-1890. Correspondence, 1861-1891, (bulk 1871-1891) Getty Research Library
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Letter by William Powell Frith, 1868. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909,. Autograph letter signed from William Powell Frith, London, to Bram Stoker [manuscript], 1883 May 17. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Life of George Cruikshank, extra-illustrated, [1882] Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Jones, George, 1786-1869. Correspondence, ca. 1831-1885. Getty Research Library
referencedIn FitzGerald, Edward, 1809-1883. ALS : Woodbridge, to Herman Biddell, [1863?]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Vol. I, ff. 346, A-G.includes:f. 1 Joseph Adams, MD; biographer of John Hunter: Letter to W. Clift: 1817. f. 3 William Davenport Adams, author: Letter to C. D. Sherborn: 1891. f. 4 William Harrison Ainsworth, alias 'Cheviot Ticheburn'; novelist: Le... British Library
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creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Autograph letter signed : St. John's Wood, to Messrs. H. Graves & Co., 1905 Oct. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dicksee, Francis Bernard, Sir, 1853-1928. Letters, 1883-1924, n.d. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Autograph letter signed : to Mary, daughter of Sir J.E. Millais, 1901 Jan. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vol. LXIV ( ff. 347 ). 14 June 1888-10 Oct. 1890.includes:ff. 1, 3, 241 Mary Cholmondeley, novelist: Letters, etc., to, and agreements with R. Bentley and Son: 1888-1892, n.d.: Partly signed.ff. 4, 10, 12, 13 Charles Herbert Williams, solicitor,... British Library
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Autograph letter : to J.E. Millais, 1887 May 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Millais, John Everett, Sir, 1829-1896. Correspondence, draft manuscript and photographs, ca. 1856-1896 (1919). Getty Research Library
creatorOf Braddon, M.E. (Mary Elizabeth), 1837-1915. Letter to [William Powell] Frith. Richmond, Surrey, Eng. [1879] Dec. 21. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. Autograph letter signed : Paris, to his mother, Harriet Collins, 1856 Apr. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf FRITH, WILLIAM POWELL. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Oscar Wilde and his Literary Circle Collection: Wildeiana, 1858-1998 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
referencedIn Miscellaneous theatrical papers, 1673-1976. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Letter : Bayswater, to H. Graves, 1885 April 30. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Lemon, Mark, 1809-1870. Letter to W.P. Frith. London, Eng. 1861 Feb. 17. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Autograph letter signed : to Mary, daughter of Sir J.E. Millais, 1896 Aug. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Autograph letter : to J.E. Millais, 1878 Sept. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Autograph letter signed : to F.G. Kitton, 1886 Jun. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vol. II. 1860.includes:f. 1 John Eadie, DD: Biographical notice of: 1860. f. 2 Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, President of the Royal Academy (1850-1865): Letter to R. Griffin and Co.: 1860. ff. 4, 6 Sir Herbert Benjamin Edwardes, K C B: Autobiographica..., 1860 British Library
creatorOf Hargitt, Charles, d. ca. 1880. Letters received, ca. 1849-1878. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Autograph letter : to J.E. Millais, 1891 Feb. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Letters : London, to J.C. Grundy, [Liverpool], 1853 Aug. 5 and 1856 May 27. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Correspondence of Sir Henry Tate, 1854-1904 Tate Archive
creatorOf H. Graves and Co. Letters received, ca. 1845-1910. Getty Research Library
referencedIn Poynter, Edward, Sir, bart., 1836-1919. Letter : Tintagel, to Mrs. Oppenheim, 1897 June 9. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Autograph letter signed : London, to Robert Browning, 1882 Mar. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Autograph letter : to J.E. Millais, [n.y.] Apr. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Barnard, Frederick, 1846-1896. person
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associatedWith Braddon, M.E. (Mary Elizabeth), 1837-1915. person
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associatedWith Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. person
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associatedWith Kitton, Frederic George, 1856-1904, person
associatedWith Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson), person
associatedWith Lemon, Mark, 1809-1870. person
associatedWith Maclise, Daniel, 1806-1870. person
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associatedWith Millais, Mary, person
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correspondedWith Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912 person
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Painters--19th century--Correspondence
Beatrice (Fictitious character : Shakespeare)--Manuscripts
Painting, British--19th century
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Birth 1819-01-19

Death 1909-11-09

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