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'Measuring Heights': A Scene from 'The Vicar of Wakefield'

Oil Painting
ca. 1842 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Oil on panel
Brief Description
Oil painting, '"Measuring Heights": a Scene from The Vicar of Wakefield', William Powell Frith, ca. 1842
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.
Dimensions
  • Estimate height: 22.8cm
  • Estimate width: 30.5cm
Styles
Credit line
Bequeathed by John Jones
Object history
Bequeathed by John Jones, 1882
Literary ReferenceGoldsmith, <i>The Vicar of Wakefield</i>
Bibliographic Reference
Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, pp. 100-101
Collection
Accession Number
511-1882

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record createdMarch 21, 2007
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