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Oil painting - An English Merry-Making, a Hundred Years Ago
  • An English Merry-Making, a Hundred Years Ago
    Frith, William Powell RA, born 1819 - died 1909
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An English Merry-Making, a Hundred Years Ago

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1846 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Frith, William Powell RA, born 1819 - died 1909 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by John Jones

  • Museum number:

    510-1882

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

An oil painting showing a village celebration taking place in the shade of a large oak tree; people in eighteenth-century costume dance or stand chatting in groups and observing the dancers.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (painted)

Date

ca. 1846 (painted)

Artist/maker

Frith, William Powell RA, born 1819 - died 1909 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

Height: 24.1 cm estimate, Width: 40.6 cm estimate, Height: 45 cm Frame dimensions, Width: 61 cm Frame dimensions

Object history note

Bequeathed by John Jones, 1882

Descriptive line

Oil Painting, 'An English Merry-Making, a Hundred Years Ago', William Powell Frith RA, ca. 1846

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 99

Production Note

Presumably a preliminary sketch for the large picture exhibited at the RA in 1847. Six other versions are known.

Materials

Oil paint; Canvas

Techniques

Oil painting

Subjects depicted

England; Celebrations; Villages

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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