The Race for Wealth 5/5: Retribution: 1882
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 28cm x 22cm

The Race for Wealth 5/5: Retribution: 1882

William Powell Frith

© Museum of London

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The Race for Wealth 5/5: Retribution. Frith himself provides a description of the picture: "It is a little remarkable that the penitentiary at Millbank is - like the Old Bailey - doomed to destruction, and will soon cease to be a prison. I think, therefore, that the courtyard - with its surrounding cells - which forms the mise en scene of my picture, precisely copied from nature as it is, may be interesting as a record of prison life at this time."
 

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Date

1882 AD - 1882 AD
 

Image Number

003783
 

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