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.
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.
The Collection of Donald McLeish and James Shakley
Department: International Art