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Attrib. John Massey Wright RWS (1777-1866) - Framed Watercolour, Treasure Trove



A fascinating early 19th century watercolours of a young lord, accompanied by his paid explorer to a hoard of newly discovered treasure. Attached to the back of the frame, on a piece of card is the signature, John Massey Wright (1777-1866). Elegantly presented in a glazed Hogarth frame and white card mount. On wove.


There are a few light scratches to the frame's glazing. Otherwise in fine condition.


36.5 x 29cm (14.4" x 11.4")
Framed Size: 56 x 48cm (22" x 18.9")

Artist Biography

John Massey Wright was born in Pentonville, London, 1777 to an organ builder. For some time Wright pursued in the footsteps of his father and showed remarkable musical talent. However, he was often found drawings rather than playing and his career turned to art.

For a time Wright apprenticed with Henry Aston Barker, painting the battle scenes in Barker's panorama in the Strand. However, his real talent lay in his small studies illustrating the poems of William Shakespeare, Oliver Goldsmith and others.

Wright exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1812-1818 and was elected a member of the Royal Society of Painters in watercolours in 1825.

More Information
Code rb101
Artist Attrib. John Massey Wright (1777-1866)
Date Early 19th Century
Dimensions 36.5 x 29cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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