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A lighthouse on fire at night: PD.33-2006

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Current Location: Gallery 5


A lighthouse on fire at night


Wright, Joseph (Wright of Derby)




History note: John Leigh Philips, his sale, Winstanley & Taylor, Manchester, 31 October 1814, lot 27; Thomas Pares; E.H. Pares, his sale, Hopwell Hall, 11-14 December 1893, lot 454; Commander and Mrs Lister Kaye; K.J. Blunt, and by descent to 2002; with Lowell Libson.

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Bought from the Fairhaven and Cunliffe funds with contributions from the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum and the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, 2006.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2006) by Fairhaven Fund, The The Cunliffe Fund


Production date: circa AD 1790

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting : Oil on canvas

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.33-2006
Primary reference Number: 163569
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 2 February 2024 Last processed: Friday 2 February 2024

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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