since about Victorian times (roughly 1837 on)
Saturday, April 19, 2008
William Powell Frith - "When we devote our youth to God ..."
"When we devote our youth to God,
'Tis pleasing in his eyes,
A flower when offered in the bud, is no vain sacrifice."
from Watts' children's hymns
His first painting of contemporay life, sold at auction by Messrs Lloyd in 1855 for the good sum then of 31- gns. Sold at Sotherby's in 1993.
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