The Blacksmith's Shop
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
G1162
People
Richard Earlom, British (1743 - 1822)
After Joseph Wright of Derby, British (Derby, England 1734 - 1797 Derby, England)
Published by John Boydell, British (1719 - 1804)
Title
The Blacksmith's Shop
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1771
Culture
British, English
Location
Level 2, Room 2240, European and American Art, 17th–19th century, The Arts in the Eighteenth–Century Atlantic World
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Physical Descriptions
Technique
Mezzotint
Dimensions
sheet: 60.7 x 43.3 cm (23 7/8 x 17 1/16 in.)
Provenance
Francis Calley Gray, bequest; to William Gray, his nephew, 1856, gift; to Harvard University, 1857.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
Wessely i/ii, Edgerton ii/iii
Standard Reference Number
Wessely 122, Smith 47, Edgerton 7
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray from the collection of Francis Calley Gray
Object Number
G1162
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Published by John Boydell, 25 August 1771.
Publication History

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), no. 321, p. 275, repr.

Judy Egerton, Wright of Derby, exh. cat., Tate Gallery (London, 1990), p. 239 [reference citation, not Harvard impression]

Exhibition History

Fine Art for Harvard: The Gray Collection of Engravings, Fogg Art Museum, 09/02/1986 - 11/02/1986

32Q: 2240 18th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/10/2017 - 08/01/2017

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

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