Portrait oil painting copy of original of Richard Arkwright, 1858

Made:
1858 in United Kingdom
attributed:
Egron Sellif Lundgren
Painting, Sir Richard Arkwright (1732-1792) / by Egron Sellif Lundgren?, 1858. Oil on canvas, oval, 74x62cm in frame,

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Painting, Sir Richard Arkwright (1732-1792) / by Egron Sellif Lundgren?, 1858. Oil on canvas, oval, 74x62cm in frame,
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Portrait oil painting on canvas,of Arkwright Sir Richard (1732-1792)/ by Lundgren Egron Sellif 1858. oval, 74x62cm in frame, 90x78x4cm. Copy of an oil painting, studio of Wright Joseph of Derby, derived from the full length oil by Wright of 1790, in the possession of the Arkwright family. Portrait, HS, in striped waistcoat. Arkwright Richard was a leading entreneur of the Industrial Revolution who invented the spinning frame, renamed the water frame and a rotary carding engine. He combined power, machinery, semi-skilled labour and the new raw material cotton to create mass-produced yarn. Lundgren Egron Sellif (1815-1875) was a Swedish watercolour painter who worked in England in the late 1850s-60s.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1858-78
Measurements:
frame: 900 mm x 780 mm x 40 mm,
image: 740 mm x 620 mm
type:
portrait
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
credit:
Donated by Sir Thomas Bazley (Woodcroft Collection)