05 juin 2019

Getty Museum acquires Veit Stoss Corpus Christi, intends to acquire Wright of Derby painting

Corpus Christi (Face Detail), about 1490-1500, wood, by Veit Stoss (1447 –1533). LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today its intent to acquire Two Boys with a Bladder, about 1769-70, a painting by Joseph Wright of Derby, which has not been on public view since the 18th century and was previously unknown to scholars. The Museum also announced the acquisition of Corpus Christi, about 1490-1500, a small-scale wooden sculpture depicting the crucified body of Christ by Veit Stoss. “These two works of... [Lire la suite]

03 juillet 2018

Major rediscovered portrait by Joseph Wright of Derby among master paintings unveiled at London Art Week

Joseph Wright of Derby, A.R.A. (Derby, 1734 – 1797), Portrait of a Young Boy with a drum inscribed with the letter “R”, c. 1780. Oil on canvas, 27 1/2 x 36 inches (69.8 x 91.4 cm). Courtesy Ben Elwes Fine Art. LONDON.- A major rediscovery from the mature period of Joseph Wright of Derby is among many important paintings being unveiled at London Art Week Summer 2018, open now through Friday 6 July at 40 galleries across Mayfair and St. James’s. Presented by Ben Elwes Fine Art, the painting by Joseph Wright of... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2018

Wright of Derby masterpiece at risk of leaving the UK

 Joseph Wright of Derby, A.R.A. (1734 - 1797), An Academy by Lamplight, oil on canvas, 127 x 101.5 cm.; 50 x 40 in. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Arts Minister Michael Ellis has placed a temporary export bar on An Academy by Lamplight by Joseph Wright to provide an opportunity to keep it in the country. An Academy by Lamplight is one of the most ambitious and earliest paintings by Joseph Wright and is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2017

Sotheby's: Top 10 Old Masters of 2017

2017 was another impressive year for Old Masters at Sotheby's, with saleroom successes on both sides of the Atlantic including a record-breaking result for Joseph Wright of Derby's arresting An Academy by Lamplight which sold for £7.3 million, more than double its estimate. J.M.W. Turner's Ehrenbreitstein, one of only six works by the artist still in private hands, sold for £18.5 million in London in July. Click through to see the top results from across sales in New York and London. Joseph Mallord William... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2017

Sotheby's announces highlights from the Old Masters Evening Sale

A woman looks at works included in the sale. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- Sotheby’s London Old Masters Evening sale on 6 December 2017 covers 400 years of art history, from the visually arresting gold-grounds of the Early Italian Renaissance to one of the last and most important candlelight pictures by Joseph Wright of Derby left in private hands. Highlights also include a luminous 18th-century view of Venice by Bellotto, two recently rediscovered landscapes by Constable, as well as a formidable gallery of portraits... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2017

The Cleveland Museum of Art Announces New Acquisitions

Cleveland, OH —The Cleveland Museum of Art’s recent acquisitions include a portrait of Colonel Charles Heathcote by British artist Joseph Wright of Derby, a drawing by German Expressionist Oskar Kokoschka, a 14th-century Japanese hanging scroll featuring the Buddhist deity Aizen Myōō, Wisdom King of Passion, and a monumental oil painting on canvas by contemporary Chinese artist Liu Wei.  Portrait of Colonel Charles Heathcote. 18th-century artwork showcases innovative figurative and landscape painting Often described as... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2017

Sotheby's to offer one of the most important candlelit pictures by Joseph Wright of Derby

Joseph Wright of Derby, A.R.A., An Academy by Lamplight. Oil on canvas, 50 by 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm), est. £2.5-3.5 million. Courtesy Sotheby’s. LONDON.- The genius of Joseph Wright of Derby A.R.A. (1734-1797) will come under the spotlight this winter, when one of the artist’s most important candlelit pictures, and one of his last major works remaining in private hands, appears at auction at Sotheby’s. Painted in 1769, An Academy by Lamplight is a supreme example of Wright’s dramatic rendering of light and shade and his... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2016

Derby Museums acquires two paintings by Joseph Wright

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734–1797), Arkwright's Mills & A View of Cromford Bridge, c. 1795-6 © Derby Museums Trust. DERBY.- The paintings, which are believed to be among the last in Wright's career, depict the iconic Arkwright's Mills and Willersley Castle, which were founded by Sir Richard Arkwright at Cromford, Derbyshire. Arkwright is thought to have commissioned both of the works, but they had both disappeared into the art market by the 1950s. Several owners later, they ended up in the... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2015

Constable's celebrated composition The Lock sells for $13.7 million at Sotheby's London

John Constable, The Lock, Oil on canvas, 139.7 by 122 cm.; 55 by 48 in. (est. £8-12 million), sold for £22.6 million / €31.2 million / $34 Million. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Tonight, The Lock, one of John Constable’s most famous compositions sold for £9,109,000 / €12,562,266 / $13,699,025 at Sotheby’s London, 160 years after its last appearance on the market. The monumental landscape depicting the countryside of the painter’s “careless boyhood” was the highlight of the Old Master & British Paintings... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2014

"Joseph Wright of Derby: Bath and Beyond" opens at the Holburne Museum in Bath

Joseph Wright, Vesuvius in Eruption, with a View over the Islands in the Bay of Naples, c. 1776-80. Oil on canvas, 122 x 176.4 cm © Tate, London 2013 BATH - Joseph Wright ‘of Derby' (1734-1797) lived and worked in Bath between November 1775 and June 1777. This brief and little-known episode in Wright's life marked a crossroads in his career, yet it has never been explored in detail. ‘Joseph Wright of Derby: Bath and Beyond' will place Wright in the context of the many artists, musicians, writers, business people and... [Lire la suite]
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