Description: English painter William Powell Frith (1819-1909) penned and signed this brief note in 1856 which says: “Though I don’t feel my name to be worthy of a place in a list of ‘eminent artists’, I feel I cannot refuse to send it [to] you according to your request.”
William P. Frith is best known for his genre scenes and narrative works of Victorian life. He was a member of the Royal Academy from 1853-1890, though he continued to exhibit at the Academy until 1902. His paintings hang in the Derby Art Gallery, Sheffield, Harrogate, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, among others.
Frith was also a member of The Clique, a group of like-minded artists formed by Richard Dadd, a fellow artist who gained "fame" for having a mental breakdown and killing his father, though while he was hospitalized he created some of his most important works.
5 3/8” x 3 ¾”. Item #A01139
Condition: Lightly soiled, fold lines, otherwise good condition with a bold signature.