Portrait of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), doctor of medicine, poet, scientist, inventor, FRS by the time he was 30, and grandfather of Charles Darwin.
Portrait of Erasmus Darwin by Joseph Wright of Derby, c. 17921793
© Derby Museum and Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 77 x 65 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £95 ( Total: £190)
- Acquired in:
Painted after Darwin came to live in Derby after 1780.
Violetta Darwin, the sitter's daughter married to Tertius Galton; Francis Galton; by descent in the Galton family; Galton sale 1954.