An Hermit (A Philosopher by Lamp Light)

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

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1770

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

2013.35

Geography/Culture

Europe, Great Britain

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

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

Provenance

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

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