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Oil painting - Sketch for 'The Derby Day'
  • Sketch for 'The Derby Day'
    Frith, William Powell RA, born 1819 - died 1909
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Sketch for 'The Derby Day'

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Date:

    1858 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Joshua Dixon

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Paintings, Room 82, The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries, case EAST WALL


1858 (painted)


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

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas

Marks and inscriptions

'W P Frith 1858'
Signed and dated by the artist, lower left


Height: 28.2 cm estimate, Width: 44.8 cm estimate

Object history note

Bequeathed by Joshua Dixon, 1886

Descriptive line

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

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

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.
Richard Green and Jane Sellars, eds. William Powell Frith. The people’s painter. Bloomsbury, Philip Wilson Publishers, 2019.
p. 66


Oil paint; Canvas


Oil painting




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