£3.5m Wright of Derby sale at Sotheby's

September 18 2017

Image of £3.5m Wright of Derby sale at Sotheby's

Picture: Sotheby's

Sotheby's are to sell a prize work by Wright of Derby in London in December. An Academy by Lamplight is estimated at £2.5m - £3.5m, and is being sold by Lord Somerleyton, of Somerleyton Hall in Suffolk, to fund improvements on his 5,000 acre estate. More here in The Telegraph, and here is the Notification of Intention to sell page on the Arts Council website, which means that the painting has been conditionally exempt from death duties. On the Arts Council site, the 'guide price' is set at £3.5m. Another version of the painting is in the Yale Center for British Art. 

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