Joseph Wright of Derby

Portrait of the Hon Mrs Boyle

Portrait of the Hon Mrs Boyle by Joseph Wright of Derby

Artwork Detail

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.

Portrait of the Hon Mrs Boyle
Joseph Wright of Derby
Production date
circa 1762
oil on canvas
762 x 635 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
On display

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