A Young Girl Reading. Attributed to George Elgar Hicks (English, 1824-1914). Oil on canvas.
Although this work is an exception, Hicks’ paintings were often of subjects that no other artists attempted, such as the General Post Office and Billingsgate Fish Market. Hicks was one of the few artists that showed lasting interest in the emulation of Frith’s style and is generally considered Frith’s principal imitator.