Erasmus Darwin. Colour mezzotint by J. R. Smith, 1797, after J. Wright.
- Wright, Joseph, 1734-1797.
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Half-length to left, holding a quill pen in his right hand
1 print : mezzotint
Benedict Nicolson, Joseph Wright of Derby, painter of light. London 1968, vol. 1, p. 193, nos. 52-54 (this print mentioned)
R. Burgess, Portraits of doctors & scientists in the Wellcome Institute, London 1973, no. 765.1
Ellen G. D'Oench, "Copper into gold": prints by John Raphael Smith 1751-1812, New Haven 1999, no. 338
Wellcome Collection 2381i
After one of Wright's paintings of this composition, of which Nicolson records three versions, loc. cit. There are differences in detail between the paintings and the present print
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