Virgil's Tomb by Moonlight by Joseph Wright of Derby

The idea must date from the artist's trip to Naples in October 1774, when he could have climbed the hill above the city to see the tomb of Virgil.

Details

Medium:
Oil
Dimensions:
102 x 127 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £12,000)
Acquired in:
1981
Vendor:
Miss M Ward

Signed and dated 'I. Wright Pinx./ 1782'.

Provenance

Reputed to have belonged to Wright's friend the Rev. Thomas Gisburne; Barton Blount Estates Co by 1968.

Venue details

Derby Museum and Art Gallery The Strand, DERBY Derbyshire DE1 1BS 01332 641 901 www.derbymuseums.org

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