Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of a young boy 1790c.

Joseph Wright of Derby ARA 1734 - 1797

Portrait of a young boy, Joseph Wright of Derby ARA
Oil on canvas
18th Century
30 x 25 inches 76.2 x 63.5 cm
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Wright's varied oeuvre includes a number of engaging and perceptive paintings of children at play. Some of them - such as Two Girls With A Kitten (Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood) show a dark and savage side to children, but the boy flying his kite in this painting is enjoying a harmless pastime.
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