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Oil painting - 'Measuring Heights': A Scene from 'The Vicar of Wakefield'
  • 'Measuring Heights': A Scene from 'The Vicar of Wakefield'
    Frith, William Powell RA, born 1819 - died 1909
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'Measuring Heights': A Scene from 'The Vicar of Wakefield'

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1842 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on panel

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by John Jones

  • Museum number:

    511-1882

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting of a scene from Oliver Goldsmith's The Vicar of Wakefield, in which Mrs Primrose compares the heights of her daughter Olivia and landlord Squire Thornhill.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (painted)

Date

ca. 1842 (painted)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Oil on panel

Dimensions

Height: 22.8 cm estimate, Width: 30.5 cm estimate

Object history note

Bequeathed by John Jones, 1882

Descriptive line

Oil painting, '"Measuring Heights": a Scene from The Vicar of Wakefield', William Powell Frith, ca. 1842

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

Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, pp. 100-101

Materials

Oil paint; Panel

Techniques

Oil painting

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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