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An Academy By Lamplight by JOSEPH WRIGHT OF DERBY

JOSEPH WRIGHT OF DERBY

(BRITISH, 1734 - 1797)

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Materials:

oil on canvas

Measurements:

50.00 in. (127.00 cm.) (height) by 39.96 in. (101.50 cm.) (width)

Exhibited:

London, Society of Artists, 1769, no. 197; Munich, The Residenz, Europaisches Rokoko: Kunst und Kultur des 18 Jahrhunderts, 15 June - 15 September 1958, no. 119; London, Sotheby's, Childhood. A Loan Exhibition of Works of Art, 2 January 1988 - 27 January 1988, no. 92; Nottingham University and Iveagh Bequest Kenwood, The Artist's Model in British Art from Lely to Etty, 1991; Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, In the Public Eye: Treasures from the East of England, 1999, no. 111; Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, Light! - The Industrial Age: 1750-1900 Art and Science, Technology and Society, 20 October 2000 - 11 February 2001, no. 6; Pittsberg, Carnegie Museum of Art, Light! - The Industrial Age: 1750-1900 Art and Science, Technology and Society, 7 April - 29 July 2001, no. 6; Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Joseph Wright of Derby in Liverpool, 17 November 2007 - 24 February 2008, no. 31

Literature:

Anon. Inventory of the Contents of Somerleyton Hall, 1939, p. 19 (as hanging in the Dining Room); B. Nicolson, Joseph Wright of Derby, exh. cat., Arts Council, London 1958, p. 13; V.H. Rinn, Europaisches Rokoko: Kunst und Kultur des 18 Jahrhunderts, exh. cat., Munich 1958, no. 119, p. 109; J. Egerton, Wright of Derby, exh. cat., Tate Gallery, London 1990, p. 64; Anon., In the Public Eye: Treasures from the East of England, exh. cat., Cambridge 1999, checklist 111; A. Bl├╝hm and L. Lippincott, Light! The Industrial Age 1750-1900. Art & Science, Technology & Society, exh. cat., London, Pittsburgh and Amsterdam 2000, pp. 70 and 244, reproduced in colour p. 70; E. Barker and A. Kidson et al ., Joseph Wright of Derby in Liverpool, exh. cat., New Haven and London 2007, no. 31, p. 159, reproduced in colour p. 160 and on the front jacket (detail

Provenance:

Probably Sir Francis Crossley, 1st Bt of Halifax (1817-1872), Belle Vue, Halifax, West Yorkshire; Probably by inheritance to his widow Martha Eliza Crossley ( c . 1821-1891), who, following her husband's death, moved the contents of Belle Vue to Somerleyton Hall, Lowestoft, Suffolk; By descent to her son, Sir Savile Crossley, 2nd Bt and 1st Lord Somerleyton (1857-1935), at Somerleyton Hall; Thence by direct descent

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