Sunday, 14 April 2013

Wright Landscape

Here's another historic painting I would hate to see leave the UK: Joseph Wright of Derby's Landscape with Rainbow (1794). It seems to be Wright's copy of his own painting in the collection of the Derby Museum and Art Gallery, made for a client who left for America before it was finished. It was inherited by a local builder and was thought lost for 200 years. It comes up for grabs at Bellmans Auctioneers in Wisborough Green, Sussex, on 24th April, estimated value £70,000 to £90,000 (CLICK).

2 Comments:

At 16/4/13, Anonymous Andrea said...

Oh please say it will stay. It's exquisite. It's a snip at £70,000-£90,000. Worth a lot more. A conservative estimate.

 
At 17/4/13, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Andrea.

I wish I could say that, but it wasn't owned by a Brit. aristocrat.

 

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