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Title:

Mrs John Ashton

Maker:

Wright, Joseph (Wright of Derby); painter; British artist, 1734-1797

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

Date:

circa 1769 1771

School/Style:

British

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

oil paint; medium
canvas; support

Technique
Description:

oil on canvas

Dimension(s):

height, 126.1, cm
width, 101.0, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1908; Fairfax Murray, Charles

Provenance:

Nicholas Ashton, Woolton Hall, Lancashire, son of the sitter (1742-1833); Joseph William Ashton; anon. sale (=J.W. Ashton), Christie's, 9 December 1905 (72), bt. Murray

Inscription:

; verso, frame; engraved armorial book plate; a cartouche of arms in the centre, bearing a 5-pointed star with cresent at tip of uppermost one, top left, a square, crest, a stag, motto "Contentement est assey" fairly early XVIII type; Ashton coat of arms and crest

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

, The Fitzwilliam Museum1929. The Principal Pictures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1929).London?: p. 248
reproduced

, The Fitzwilliam Museum1912. The Principal Pictures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.London?: p. 216
reproduced

Goodison, J. W.. 1977. Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. III, British School.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 293-294

Nicolson, Ben. 1968. Joseph Wright of Derby.p. 41
pl. 64

1990. Wright of Derby.London?: Tate Gallery
cat. no. 25

1996. The Property of David Ashton-Bostock, Esq, Christie's Sale Catalogue.London?: Christie'sp. 40

Mannings, D.. Portraits and Social Class.
Source Title: The British Face. A View of Portraiture 1625-1850()
p. 19

Accession:

Object Number: 659
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 4040; input: 2000-04-17; modified: 2017-08-01)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/4040





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