Belisarius Receiving Alms by Joseph Wright of Derby

Belisarius was a famous general of the late Roman Empire.

Details

Medium:
Pen and grey ink and brown wash over pencil
Dimensions:
51 x 69 cm
Art Fund grant:
£657 ( Total: £2,300)
Acquired in:
1981
Vendor:
Sotheby's

There seems no historical evidence that he that was compelled to wander as a blind beggar, as in Wright's depiction. Signed and dated 'Rome Feb 75 JW'.

Provenance

anon sale, Sotheby's

Venue details

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

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