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Joseph (1734) Wright (1734 - 1797)

Lot 18: JOSEPH WRIGHT OF DERBY, A.R.A. 1734-1797

Sotheby's

March 26, 2004
London, United Kingdom

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Description

half length, wearing a brown coat and a white stock

PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN

Dimensions

74 by 61.5 cm., 29 by 24 1/4 in.

Medium

oil on canvas, in a painted oval

Notes

The present picture dates to the 1780's. Wright had recently returned from a tour of Italy, where he produced his famous pictures of Mount Vesuvius. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1781 and some of his finest portraits, as well as his Derbyshire landscapes date from this productive period.

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