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Hugh and Dolly Varden

Photo credit: Lancashire County Museum Service

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William Powell Frith is best remembered for his genre paintings of Victorian scenes, which include 'Ramsgate Sands, Life at the Seaside' (1854), 'The Derby Day' (1858), and 'The Railway Station' (1862), which are redolent of the change in British society brought about by the Industrial Revolution. He also painted literary subjects which include this oil sketch, with its subject taken from Charles Dickens' novel 'Barnaby Rudge'.

Judges' Lodgings, Lancaster





oil on panel


H 29 x W 38 cm (E)

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bequeathed by George Palmer Holt through the Art Fund, 1992

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Judges' Lodgings, Lancaster

Church Street, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 1YS England

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