Portrait of Erasmus Darwin by Joseph Wright of Derby

Portrait of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), doctor of medicine, poet, scientist, inventor, FRS by the time he was 30, and grandfather of Charles Darwin.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
77 x 65 cm
Art Fund grant:
£95 ( Total: £190)
Acquired in:
1955
Vendor:
Colnaghi

Painted after Darwin came to live in Derby after 1780.

Provenance

Violetta Darwin, the sitter's daughter married to Tertius Galton; Francis Galton; by descent in the Galton family; Galton sale 1954.

Venue details

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

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