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

7 of 14 portraits by P. or S. Paul (Samuel de Wilde?)

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
Reference Collection
NPG D35810

Sittersback to top

  • Anne Porter Bouch (née Bradshaw) (active 18th century), Daughter of Joseph Bradshaw (born Baggaley); wife of Thomas Porter bouch. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Frances Bradshaw (active 18th century), Daughter of Joseph Bradshaw (born Baggaley). Sitter in 1 portrait.

Artistsback to top

  • P. or S. Paul (Samuel de Wilde?) (active 1770s), Etcher and mezzotinter. Artist associated with 14 portraits.
  • Joseph Wright (1734-1797), Painter, known as 'Wright of Derby'. Artist associated with 19 portraits, Sitter associated with 7 portraits.

Events of 1770back to top

Current affairs

Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton resigns as Prime Minister and is succeeded by Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford.

Art and science

Oliver Goldsmith publishes his poem The Deserted Village.
Philosopher and politician Edmund Burke publishes Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents discussing the limits of the King's authority.
17-year-old Thomas Chatterton, later hailed as a significant poet, commits suicide in a London garret.
Thomas Gainsborough paints his portrait of Jonathan Buttall, which later becomes known as The Blue Boy.


'Townshend duties' on imports into the colonies are repealed, except for the duty on tea. However, this concession is soon followed by the Boston Massacre, in which British troops fire into an unruly crowd in Boston, killing five.
Captain Cook reaches the eastern coast of Australia, at a place which he names Botany Bay. He discovers the Great Barrier Reef when HMS Endeavour runs onto it. Cook claims New South Wales for the British.

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Karen Carmienke

18 April 2017, 12:15

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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