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Oil Painting - Retribution

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1962P1
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1880 - 1880

Maker Information

Artist:William Powell Frith - View biography for William Powell Frith


This is the last of five pictures in 'The Race for Wealth' series depicting the rise and fall of a crooked financier. The scene is set in Millbank Prison which Frith photographed with permission from the Govenor, Captain Talbot Harvey. The prison costumes were painted from one borrowed for the purpose.

Presented by the Friends of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, 1962.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Oil on panel.
Material(s):Oil paint


Height:327 mm
Width:412 mm