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Portrait of an Artist

Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion

Portrait of an Artist

Artist: Joseph Wright of Derby, attributed (British, 1734–1797)
Culture: British
Date: 18th century
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
29 1/8 x 24 1/2 inches (74 x 62.2 cm)
Stretcher / canvas relining: 30 1/16 x 24 7/8 inches (76.4 x 63.2 cm)
Frame: 37 1/2 x 32 5/8 x 3 1/2 inches (95.3 x 82.9 x 8.9 cm)
Classification: Painting
Credit Line: Bequest of Mary D.B.T. Semans in memory of her mother, Mary Duke Biddle
Provenance: Purchased Dr. Hans Wendland [1880-1965] collection sale (Hermann Ball/Paul Graupe, Berlin) 24 April 1931, lot 62. Purchased Dr. James Simon [1851-1932] estate sale (Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, Berlin), 29 November 1932, lot 41. Collection of Dr. Ernst Schwarz [1884-1957], New York by 1940. Mary Lillian Duke Biddle [1887-1960], Pinecrest, Durham, North Carolina, by 1955; by inheritance to her daughter, Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans [1920-2012]; by bequest 2013 to Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
Object number: 2013.3.1