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.
An Earth Stopper on the Banks of the Derwent by Joseph Wright of Derby, 1773
© Derby Museum and Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 97 x 121 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £250 ( Total: £500)
- Acquired in:
- Benedict Nicholson
Reflects Wright's interest in 17th Century Dutch art rather than the English tradition. Inscribed 'J Wright P/1773' lower left.
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.