An Earth Stopper on the Banks of the Derwent by Joseph Wright of Derby

Depicts a man in a deep red jacket on the banks of the Derwent digging by moonlight filling up fox-holes, with a dog and a horse by his side.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
97 x 121 cm
Art Fund grant:
£250 ( Total: £500)
Acquired in:
1955
Vendor:
Benedict Nicholson

Reflects Wright's interest in 17th Century Dutch art rather than the English tradition. Inscribed 'J Wright P/1773' lower left.

Provenance

Philip, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke; by descent to the 5th Earl of Hardwicke, his sale Christie's, 1880; Christie's, 1950 , bought by ?Scully; Benedict Nicholson.

Venue details

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

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