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Joseph Wright of Derby
1734–1797

Mount Vesuvius

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Medium
Pencil and black chalk
Size
12 ½ × 16 ½ inches · 308 × 420 mm
Notes
Signed and dated: J. Wright delin 1775 (lower left), also inscribed by John Holland of Ford, Wright’s executor: Mount Vesuvius/Drawing was made by Wright of Derby when in Italy in 1775.
Collections
  • Probably in Wright’s studio at his death, inscribed by his executor John Holland of Ford, who probably passed it to one of Wright’s friends;
  • Sir Gilbert Inglefield, by 1968;
  • Private collection, 2006.
Literature
  • B. Nicolson, Joseph Wright of Derby: Painter of Light, London, 1968, I, p.76 and 2, p. 101, pl. 165. 

Private collection, USA