Arts

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Belisarius receiving Alms (1775)

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Pen, ink and brown wash over pencil. Image from: Derby Museum & Art… read more »

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Benthall Edge

Image from: Bayliss, Rev J C, Views in Shropshire (c. 1839). Shropshire Archives. THIS subject has been named in several… read more »

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Bewdley

IS not a parish of itself, but a chapelry in the parish of Ribbesford, from whose church… read more »

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Bishop’s Castle

Image from: Bayliss, Rev J C, Views in Shropshire (c. 1839). Shropshire Archives. BISHOP’S CASTLE is a town in the… read more »

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Boating on the Woodbrooke Pool

Image from: Woodbrooke uakuaker Study Centre.

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Bowood House: Discovery of Oxygen; Respiratory Science

Image: Antoine Lavoisier, the French chemist, whom Priestley met in 1774. Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley… read more »

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Box

This snuff box is made from marble with a silver gilt lining

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Box

This snuff box is made from marble with a silver gilt lining.

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Bridgnorth

Image from: Bayliss, Rev J C, Views in Shropshire (c. 1839). Shropshire Archives. BRIDGNORTH is a town most pleasantly situated… read more »

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Buildwas Abbey

Image from: Bayliss, Rev J C, Views in Shropshire (c. 1839). Shropshire Archives. Buildwas Abbey lies on the south bank… read more »

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Caddy Spoon

Silver caddy spoon, probably by Samuel Pemberton, c.1800.

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Captain Thomas Chance: Merchant

Image: View of Bristol, 1827, Patrick Nasmyth (1787-1831) Image from: Wolverhampton Art Gallery Thomas Chance, the third son of… read more »

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Case of Culpepper Compound Microscope: drawer with slides

The box contains two sets of slides. The long, flat rectangular boxwood slides were probably produced between… read more »

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Chamberlain’s Royal Porcelain Works, Worcester

Image from: The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858

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Chemical Philosophers of the Present Day: Dr Priestley

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Conclusion: Classical Order versus Romantic Nature

Virgil’s Tomb (1782), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Oil on Canvas. Derby Museum & Art Gallery. Wright painted several… read more »

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Copper gilt button

Image from: Luckock Collection, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery A copper gilt button, set with an opaque… read more »

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Cottage in Needwood Forest

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Image from: Derby Museum & Art Gallery

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Culpepper Compound Microscope in case

A tapered, square-based oak case houses the Culpepper Compound Microscope. At its base is a drawer which… read more »

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Culpepper Compound Microscope in case

The Culpepper company was one of the greatest producers of early microscopes. The first compound microscope was… read more »

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Darwin, Priestley and Romantic Materialism

Image: Bridge through a Cavern, Moonlight (1791).  Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Oil on Canvas. Derby Museum & Art Gallery.… read more »

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David Garrick as Sir Brute in The Provok’d Wife by John Vanbrugh, 1765

Johann Zoffany (1733 -1810, b. Frankfurt/Main – d. Strand-on-the-Green, London) Wolverhampton Art Gallery. OP 607. Acquired in… read more »

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Detail of Landscape with a Rainbow

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Image from: Derby Museum & Art Gallery

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Dr John Ash, M.D.

Image: Print of a portrait of Dr John Ash (1723-1798) from R K Dent, Old and New Birmingham: A… read more »

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East View of Tutbury Castle in Stafford

Source: Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, Views of Ruins of Castles & Abbeys in England, Part 2, 1726-1739 (nd), Arts, Languages… read more »

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Entrance of Shrewsbury Castle

Image from: Photograph by: Nabi Heydari (April 2003)

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Entrance of Shrewsbury Gaol

Photograph by: Nabi Heydari (April 2003)

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Epistle to Nathaniel Lister Esq. of Lichfield by Anna Seward

“[From “”Poetical Works of Anna Seward, Vol 2″”] [333] EPISTLE TO NATHANIEL LISTER, ESQ. OF LICHFIELD ON… read more »

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Fire in Rome

Originally called Fire in Rome, this image is probably one of Wright’s drawings of the Girandola firework… read more »

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Floyer and Erasmus Darwin

Image: Joseph Wright (1734-1797), Portrait of Erasmus Darwin (1792). Oil on Canvas. Image from: Wolverhampton Art Gallery Erasmus Darwin, who started… read more »

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Front entrance of Woodbrooke

Image from: Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre.

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Frontispiece: View of Birmingham from Bordesley Fields, near the Coventry Road

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and… read more »

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