Fine Art

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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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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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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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Gatehouse of Langley Hall, c 1800

Hall belonged to Lee Family

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Girandola with St Peter’s Rome (1774/5)

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Sepia wash with brown ink. Image from: Derby Museum & Art Gallery This… read more »

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Gunpowder Joe: Priestley’s Religious Radicalism

Image: Cartoon: The Friends of the People, showing Joseph Priestley on the left Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley… read more »

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Holt Castle on the banks of the Severn

From Picturesque Views of the Severn, 1824 by Thomas Harral

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Introduction

Image: Portrait of Joseph Priestley. Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins Joseph Priestley’s importance as… read more »

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Introduction

Image: Print of Joseph Priestley Image from: Birmingham City Archives, Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins Two hundred years ago,… read more »

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Introduction: Between Enlightenment and Romanticism

Alchymist in Search of the Philosopher’s Stone, (exhibited 1775, reworked 1795). Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Oil on… read more »

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Introduction: Interpretations

The “Priestley” Riots of July 1791 are one of the best-documented episodes in Birmingham history. The initial… read more »

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John Baskerville and Benjamin Franklin: A Trans-Atlantic Friendship

Image: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790). The Hundred Greatest Men: Portraits of the One Hundred Greatest Men, Vol VII Politics, (Sampson… read more »

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Joseph Priestley: Trail-blazing Experimenter

Image: Print of Joseph Priestley, 1782, showing examples of scientific equipment beneath the portrait. Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection… read more »

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Joseph Wright of Derby and his Visit to Italy 1773 – 1775

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Eruption of Mount Vesuvius (1774). Gouache on paper. Image from: Derby Museum &… read more »

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Joseph Wright of Derby: Art, the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Self Portrait in a Black Feathered Hat(c1767-1770). Oil on canvas. Summary Joseph Wright… read more »

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Joseph Wright’s Journey to Italy

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734- 1797), Self Portrait (c1767-70). Charcoal on paper. Image from: Derby Museum… read more »

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Kidderminster

KIDDERMINSTER IS a large trading town, having a very considerable manufacture of stuffs and some cotton. It… read more »

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Landscape with a Rainbow

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

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Letter from Erasmus Darwin to Matthew Boulton, 1778

Darwin writes to Boulton about an order he placed for a selection of prints by the popular… read more »

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Letter from Erasmus Darwin to Matthew Boulton, 1778/02/04

Darwin enquires after the Kauffmann prints. —————————————- Dear Boulton, Not having heard of you for so many… read more »

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Letter from Erasmus Darwin to Matthew Boulton, 1778/04/05

Darwin sends his apologies to Boulton for being absent from a Lunar Society meeting with a lively… read more »

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Letter from Erasmus Darwin to Matthew Boulton, 1778/04/21

Darwin again enquires after the Kauffmann prints he asked to be framed at Soho. —————————————- Dear Boulton… read more »

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Lilleshall Abbey

Image from: Bayliss, Rev J C, Views in Shropshire (c. 1839). Shropshire Archives. THIS venerable ruin now forming so picturesque… read more »

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Ludlow Castle, c 1800

Panorama with River

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Maria and her dog Silvio (from Sterne’s Sentimental Journey)

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

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Matthew Boulton and Birmingham Silverware in the late 18th and early 19th centuries

Image: The painted sign for the King’s Head Inn, New Street, Birmingham showing the Head of George III.… read more »

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Moreton Corbet

Image from: Bayliss, Rev J C, Views in Shropshire (c. 1839). Shropshire Archives. MORETON CORBET, on account of its castle,… read more »

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New Church, Wellington, c 1800

Built by George Steuart, designer of St. Chad’s Shrewsbury

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North East View of Croxton Abbey 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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On the Lledr

David Cox (1783-1859, b. Deritend, Birmingham – d. Harborne, near Birmingham)

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Oteley Park

Image from: Bayliss, Rev J C, Views in Shropshire (c. 1839). Shropshire Archives. The magnificent building which forms the principle… read more »

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Photograph of portrait of Joseph Priestley

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

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Photograph of portrait of Joseph Priestley at the age of 30

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

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