American & Modern Painting Online Auction

February 25, 2016


Lot 3

Attributed to Joseph Wright (1756-1793)

Attributed to Joseph Wright (1756-1793)
Lot 3 Details
Attributed to Joseph Wright (1756-1793), American/British


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
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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

The Collection of Donald McLeish and James Shakley


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.


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  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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