AN 18TH-CENTURY ARTIST-APPLIED LINING: JOSEPH WRIGHT OF DERBY'S CUT THROUGH THE ROCK AT CROMFORD
IAN S. HODKINSON, & DEBORAH M. CHILD
ABSTRACT—Recent investigation of a group of eight landscape paintings, owned by the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, and attributed to British artist Joseph Wright of Derby (1734–97), has yielded considerable information about both painting and restoration techniques of the 18th century. The authors examine and compare in depth both paintings, one that is typical of Wright's work and one that appears to include a fragment of another artist's painting. The authors then discuss various unusual aspects of the second painting, including the sophisticated expandable stretcher.
2. ATTRIBUTION AND PROVENANCE
3. TECHNICAL ANALYSES
4. INTERPRETATION OF TECHNICAL OBSERVATIONS
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