Many of Frith’s larger pieces are concerned with classical mythology, either as stand alone imaginings of classical gods and mortals, or directly illustrative of Frith’s Pangaian storytelling. Examples of the former type are Frith’s depiction of the myth of Cephalus and Procris or a Greek warrior. Examples of the latter type include ‘Faun and Maenad Crossing a Stream’ or Frith’s depiction of the long-lost lovers Apollo (disguised as a medieval christian knight errant with his shield of a black sun on a field of gold) and the Pleiad, Electra.
However, alongside Frith’s works of a classical and mythic flavour are others reflecting Frith’s love of, and involvement in, the theatre. This is most clearly reflected in Frith’s depiction of Commedia del’arte characters in and around Venice but also in his set designs and studies of the details of proscenium arches. Beyond these are Frith’s varied life studies and landscapes.
The categorisation of these larger works here does not necessarily reflect Frith’s ideas concerning their organisation, and they have been roughly ordered by theme for the purposes of this website. The galleries can be accessed via the main menu above.