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My Autobiography and Reminiscences

Volume 2


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: June 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108051828

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  • The celebrated Victorian narrative painter William Powell Frith (1819–1909) was a born raconteur. His two-volume autobiography of 1887 ran to three editions in the same year. The third edition is reissued here, together with its supplementary volume of 1888. Frith was an ideal commentator on his age. He never lost his early interest in literary and historical subjects, and moved in the highest artistic and literary circles. Yet he also saw himself as a man of the people. His most famous works were his 'modern-life' panoramas, Ramsgate Sands (1854), Derby Day (1858) and The Railway Station (1862). Discussing such projects, he reflects on everything from costume to portraiture, art dealers to female artists, and even picture frames. In Volume, 2 Frith discusses his Hogarthian subjects, 'Dickens and his Beard' (the story behind the famous portrait), and his last great crowd scene, A Private View at the Royal Academy (1883).

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    • Date Published: June 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108051828
    • length: 364 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 21 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The Salon d'Or
    2. Rejected subjects
    3. The pious model
    4. Visit to Italy
    5. The bearded model
    6. The Road to Ruin
    7. The Fonthill story
    8. The Race for Wealth
    9. A mysterious sitter
    10. John Forster and the portrait of Charles Dickens
    11. Second visit to the Low Countries
    12. The doctor's story
    13. For Better, For Worse
    14. Models - thievish
    15. 'Old Masters'
    16. A successful dealer
    17. A strange adventure
    18. Men-servants
    19. The Private View
    20. Dr Doran
    21. My later professional work
    22. A strange purchase
    23. The crazy artist
    24. John Leech
    25. A ghost story
    26. The story of my portrait
    27. Jenny Lind, Mr Barnum, and others
    28. Lady artists
    29. People I have known.

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    William Powell Frith

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