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Measuring heights
oil on canvas
101.3 × 125.5 cm
inscribed in brown paint l.r.: Retouched 1862. / W.P.F / W P Frith 1842
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1932
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Gallery location
Not on display

Exhibited Royal Academy, London, 1842; Art Union of London Prize 1842, purchased by, Richard S. Zouch Troughton (1784–1878)[1]; collection of Richard Troughton, London, 1842 – until after 1860; Troughton sale, Christie’s, London, 23 June 1860, no. 111 (bt. in); collection of Solomon B. Joel (1865–1931), Maiden Erlegh, Earley, Berkshire, before 1931; included in the sale of the Joel estate, Knight Frank and Rutley (auction house), Maiden Erlegh, 8 December 1931; from where purchased by Arthur Tooth and Sons (dealer), London, 1931; from where purchased, on the advice of Randall Davies, for the Felton Bequest, 1932.

[1] Troughton, a writer, was friends with the artist. An anecdote about the painting’s purchase by Troughton was widely reported and reprinted in urban and regional Australian newspapers. See ‘A birthday talk’, in Cobar Herald, New South Wales, Saturday 1 April 1905, p. 3, Accessed:

Exhibited: Royal Academy, London, 1842, no. 454; The Art Union of London, Society of British Artists, September 1851 no. 127; Subject Pictures, NGV touring exhibition, 1954, no. 1.