SBT 1994-19/123

Caption
A portrait of Shakespeare. By Thomas Wright, 1688.
Date Made:
1688
Description
The Wright portrait of Shakespeare; pastel on paper; 1688. Bears some resemblance to the Soest portrait (itself resembling the Chandos) but the face is turned towards the right.
Inscription:
inscription : : lower left : refers to a mezzotint engraving after the painting in Wright's collection but identity of engraver not given : Thomas Wright/1688/From a painting in/his collection, inscription : : lower right : illegible but transliterated on reverse of painting :, inscription : : lower middle : obscured by frame :, inscription : : reverse : transliteration of what is written on the front : Thomas Wright was contemporary with Sir Godfrey Kneller and an artist of no mean ability [xx] by [xxx] these portraits painted of the constitutional judges by whose [integrity?] and knowledge thay liberated from the [xxxx...] painting placed by the Corporation of London in their Guild Hall. Written in left hand corner 'Thomas Wright 1688 from a painting in his collection'. Written in middle at base of picture. There is a mezzotint engraving after this picture.
Height:
42 cm (frame) & 35.5 cm
Width:
32 cm (frame) & 25 cm
Material:
pastels , paper
Maker:
Thomas Wright
Associated Person:
Shakespeare, William
Current Location:
Shakespeare Centre