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A Philosopher gives a Lecture on the Orrery
A Philosopher gives a Lecture on the Orrery] / Jos
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Work Type
Art
Date
1768
Location
London
Material
glass
mezzotint engraving
paper (fibre product)
pine (wood)
walnut (wood) veneer
Description
[A Philosopher gives a Lecture on the Orrery] / Jos, Wright Pinxt, ; J Boydell, Exct, ; Wm, Pether fecit 1768. - [2nd state]. - 1print: mezzotint [cut to] platemark 48.5x58.3cm, image 45x58.3cm. in wood veneer and gilt frame, 76x85.5x4cm. - After the oil painting by Joseph Wright of Derby, 1766. - Subject: a transparent orrery, the light source within it from a lamp replacing the sun; wonders of the universe demonstrated to a lay audience including a woman and three children, foreground nephew to scientist 5th Earl Ferrers; to L standing taking notes, cartographer Peter Perez Burdett; philosopher / lecturer stylised, variously suggested as Ferguson, Whitehurst or Newtonian ideal
Accession Number
1976-340
1976-340
1976-340
427/23/1
Subject
print
ID Number
co66249
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
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