An Hermit (A Philosopher by Lamp Light)

William Pether, English, 1731 - 1821, after Joseph Wright of Derby, English, 1734 - 1797



Mezzotint on paper

Plate: 22 13/16 × 18 in. (57.9 × 45.7 cm)

Image: 22 1/8 × 17 15/16 in. (56.2 × 45.5 cm)

Sheet: 22 13/16 × 18 3/16 in. (58 × 46.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Class of 1935 Memorial Fund



Europe, Great Britain



Object Name




Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, bottom margin, left: IOSH. WRIGHT PINXT.; inscribed, in plate, bottom margin, right: W. PETHER FECIT.; inscribed, bottom margin, center: Published May 14th [th is superscript] 1770 & sold by Wm [m is superscript] Pether in Gt. [t is superscript] Russel St. Bloomsby [y is superscript]. Inscribed, on reverse, lower right: in purple ink: 2234. Stamped, on reverse, lower left, in black ink [collector's mark L.1606]KUPFERSTICH.SAMMLUNG DER KONIGL:MUSEEN; collector's mark is overstamped in gray ink. [text in rectangle] [illeg.]

Course History

HUM 1.05/HUM 1.06/HUM 1.07, Dialogues with the Classics, Klaus Mladek, Michelle Clarke, Andrea Tarnowski, Fall 2019

HUM 1.02/HUM 1.03/HUM 1.04, Dialogues with the Classics, Carolyn Dever, Paul Carranza, Antonia Gomez, Fall 2019

HUM 1, Dialogue with the Classics, Andrea Tarnowski, Spring 2019

ENGL 22, The Rise of the Novel, Alysia Garrison, Spring 2015

WRIT 5, Poor Taste, William Boyer, Winter 2014


The Old Print Shop, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2013.

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