The Fair Toxophilites (or English Archers, Nineteenth Century)

Description
William Frith’s handsome young lady archers inhabit both a private and public pictorial world. Privately, English Archers, Nineteenth Century was created as a fanciful representation of the artist’s three daughters, Alice, Fanny and Louisa (left to right). Above all, the painting must have been valued as a novel family portrait and remained, rarely exhibited, with Frith’s descendants until acquired by the Museum. In the public sphere The Fair Toxophilites has become one of the most famous images of affluent Victorian leisure.
Accession Loan No.
305/1976
Simple Name
painting
Full Name
The Fair Toxophilites (or English Archers, Nineteenth Century)
Medium
oil
Common Name
The Fair Toxophilites (or English Archers, Nineteenth Century)
Production Person Surname
Frith
Production Person Initials
William Powell
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Collection Class
Paintings
Production Parish
Bayswater
Production Town
London
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Production Date
1872
Production Year Low
1872
Production Year High
1872
Inscription / Transcription
WP Frith 1872; 224MX 1722C0
Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:36
Updated At
2019-03-28 15:16:35

    There are 2 comments

    • Joy Jenkyns
      24th November 2018 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      Please could you let me know if W. P Frith’s painting ‘The Fair Toxophilites’ is currently on display at the museum. Thanks, Joy

      • Holly Morgenroth
        30th November 2018 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

        Dear Joy,

        the work is currently in store and we don’t have any plans to display it in the near future. If you wish to view the work RAMM’s art curator can arrange a store visit – please drop her an email. michele.green@exeter.gov.uk

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