William Powell Frith  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

WILLIAM POWELL FRITH

William Powell Frith was the son of domestic servants. He was born in Alfield in 1819.He trained as an artist.

Frith

In 1862, he painted "The Railway Station" (1862). This shows Paddington Station. The people in it include a bride and groom, a boy going to boarding school, holiday makers and a criminal being arrested by two policemen.


Some common misconceptions on Victorian morality

"a square piano-forte with four limbs"

Close your eyes and think of England



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