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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Paintings, Room 82, The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries

Sketch for 'The Derby Day'

Oil Painting
1858 (painted)

Oil painting, 'Sketch for "The Derby Day"', William Powell Frith, 1858

Object details

Object type
TitleSketch for 'The Derby Day'
Materials and techniques
Oil on canvas
Brief description
Oil painting, 'Sketch for "The Derby Day"', William Powell Frith, 1858
  • Estimate height: 28.2cm (Note: Framed dimensions 725 x 555 x 75)
  • Estimate width: 44.8cm
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990
Marks and inscriptions
'W P Frith 1858' (Signed and dated by the artist, lower left)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Joshua Dixon
Object history
Bequeathed by Joshua Dixon, 1886
Bibliographic references
  • Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 107
  • The first study for The Derby Day was lot 24 at Christie's, Victorian and British Impressionist Art, 15 December 2011. There is a substantial entry in the catalogue.
  • p. 66 Richard Green and Jane Sellars, eds. William Powell Frith. The people’s painter. Bloomsbury, Philip Wilson Publishers, 2019.
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Record createdMarch 12, 2007
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