American & Modern Painting Online Auction

February 25, 2016

LOT 3
Attributed to Joseph Wright (1756-1793)
  • Attributed to Joseph Wright (1756-1793)
  • Attributed to Joseph Wright (1756-1793)
  • Attributed to Joseph Wright (1756-1793)
  • Attributed to Joseph Wright (1756-1793)

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Attributed to Joseph Wright (1756-1793), American/British

PAIR OF FAMILY PORTRAITS OF YOUNG BOYS

Pair of oils on panel; sculpted in the oval, each inscribed to partial labels verso, one dated 1781 verso, one indistinctly inscribed... “Wright” verso
Oval, each 11" x 9" — 27.9 x 22.9 cm.

Estimate $700-$1,000

Realised: $840

About artist/note:

The artist was the first American-born student at the Royal Academy of Art, London, the first artist to sculpt a bust of George Washington, and the first to assume the position of Engraver of the U.S. Mint.

Provenance:

The Collection of Donald McLeish and James Shakley

Additional Info:

Department: International Art
Medium: Paintings