Three Persons Viewing the Gladiator by Candlelight
William Pether (British, Carlisle ca. 1738–1821 Bristol)
After Joseph Wright (Wright of Derby) (British, Derby 1734–1797 Derby)
Published London by William Pether (British, Carlisle ca. 1738–1821 Bristol)
July 10, 1769
Mezzotint; third state of three (Clayton)
plate: 18 15/16 x 21 7/8 in. (48.1 x 55.6 cm)
sheet: 19 1/4 x 22 5/16 in. (48.9 x 56.7 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953
Not on view
Princes of Liechtenstein; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Tate (Clayton) P3 iii/iii; Chaloner Smith III.993.45 ii/ii
Roy Morris "Engravings after Joseph Wright" in Print Collector's Quarterly. vol. 19, 1932, pp. 95-96, ill.
Timothy Clayton "The Engravings and Publication of Prints of Joseph Wright's Paintings" in: Joseph Wright of Derby, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery. London, 1990, cat. no. 154 / P3 iii/iii, p. 236, ill.
Artist: Engraved by William Pether (British, Carlisle ca. 1738–1821 Bristol)Date: 1755–94Medium: Mezzotint; scratch letter proof before title, first state of twoAccession: 1970.578.2On view in:Not on view