• Old Master, Decorative, Modern auction at Christies

    Sale 5867

    Old Master, Decorative, Modern and Contemporary Prints

    16 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 169

    William Pether (1738-1821), after Joseph Wright of Derby, A.R.A.

    An Academy

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    William Pether (1738-1821), after Joseph Wright of Derby, A.R.A.
    An Academy
    mezzotint on laid paper, good impression with margins, published 1772
    S. 23½ x 18½in. (59.7 x 47cm.)


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    The painting of An Academy by Lamplight was made for Lord Melbourne and exhibited at the Society of Artists in 1769. It is now in the Yale Center for British Art (Paul Mellon Collection).

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    Literature

    Chaloner Smith 46