The Bradshaw Sisters (Anne Porter Bouch (née Bradshaw); Frances Bradshaw), engraved as the Misses Wright, by P. or S. Paul (Samuel de Wilde?), after  Joseph Wright, 1770s - NPG D35810 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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The Bradshaw Sisters (Anne Porter Bouch (née Bradshaw); Frances Bradshaw), engraved as the Misses Wright

by P. or S. Paul (Samuel de Wilde?), after Joseph Wright
mezzotint, 1770s
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (354 mm x 251 mm) plate size; 14 1/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. (359 mm x 259 mm) paper size
NPG D35810

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Karen Carmienke

18 April 2017, 12:15

Hello,
the image is a near copy of the "Bradshaw Children" by Joseph Wright of Derby of 1766-68. There is a boy missing and the background differs. I am surprised to see the title Miss Wright; Miss Wright.
See also Nicolson, Joseph Wright of Derby, Painter of Light,Vol. 2,1968, plate 57, page 34. Paul might have chosen the wrong title.?
I do not take myself as a connoisseur, just wonder.
Best regards
K. Carmienke

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