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Democritus Studying Anatomy
  • Joseph Wright of Derby
    born: Derby, England, United Kingdom ; died: Derby, England, United Kingdom
  • Democritus Studying Anatomy, 1771–1773
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 29.8 x 27.6 cm
    Canvas/Support: 11 3/4 x 10 7/8 in
    Frame Dimensions: 15 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, W1
  • 1958.0029
Label Text

Upper part of a male figure, resting his head on his left hand, while studying several bones. The tonality is generally dark.