19 February 2003
William Edward Frost, R.A. (1810-1877)
7¼ x 4 3/8 in. (18.5 x 11.1 cm.)
with Maas Gallery, London.
with Roy Davids, Oxford, from whom acquired by the present owner in 2000.
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London, The Fine Art Society, The Artist as a Portrait, 2000, no. 43.
Frost was an early protégé of William Etty (1787-1849) and entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1829. He painted mythological subjects and portraits. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1836-1878 and was appointed a Royal Academician in 1870.
The drawing derives from one of the artist's sketchbooks. Frost often used himself as a model.
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