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'The Race for Wealth', No 1 In the Spider's Office; scene in a financier's office, with the financier in the centre in front of a doorway, surrounded by people seeking his attention and others waiting in the office in groups, to right, a group with a man apparently valuing an object. 1879
Black chalk, touched with white chalk, on blue-grey paper
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Height: 717 millimetres
Width: 913 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- One of the studies for a series of paintings, which probably relates to the career of the financier Baron Grant, exhibited in 1880.
See catalogues of exhibitions 1880-1927 in the departmental library (N.8.2 - first pamphlet) in which the legal figures are named.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1951 Jul-Sep, Harrogate Art Gallery, 'William Powell Frith RA', no.55
2006/7 Nov-Mar, London, Guildhall Art Gallery, 'William Powell Frith:...'
2007 Mar-Jul, Harrogate, Mercer Art Gallery, 'William Powell Frith:...'
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- Acquisition notes
- According to Hind's report to the Trustees dated 4. xii.1943, Frith gave this drawing (with the rest of this series) to his son Philip, who displayed it on the walls of his city office until his retirement when he gave it to an old school friend, Mr. J. Proctor, from whom the Leger Gallery acquired it.
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