Joseph Wright

Portrait of the Hon Mrs Boyle

Portrait of the Hon Mrs Boyle by Joseph Wright

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Wright of Derby was famous for his nocturnal paintings that depicted unusual light sources such as candles, lamps and fires. He was also an accomplished portraitist, serving the factory owners and merchants of the Midlands. The Honorable Mrs Boyle is a sensitive portrait, the soft tones in her face complemented by the delicate handling of her costume.

Title
Portrait of the Hon Mrs Boyle
Artist/creator
Production date
circa 1761-circa 1763
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
762 x 635 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
M1956/2/2
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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