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  • Title: Philosopher Giving a Lecture on the Orrery
  • Creator: Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734–1797, British, active in Italy (1773–75)
  • Date Created: ca. 1768
  • Physical Dimensions: 17 5/8 x 23 1/2 inches (44.8 x 59.7 cm) Frame: 20 3/4 × 26 3/8 × 1 3/4 inches (52.7 × 67 × 4.4 cm)
  • Subject Keywords: curtain, redingote (overcoat), cravat, pencil, apparatus, genre subject, orrery, model (representation), paper (fiber product), writing (processes), science, teaching, astronomy, men, audience, light, gesture, invention, monochromatic, spectators, astronomer, scientist, teacher, philosopher, children, girls, boys, planets, books
  • External Link: See this work of art on the Yale Center for British Art website
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Repository Name: Yale Center for British Art
  • Credit Line: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

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