Joseph Wright of Derby, Reverend John Carver - estimate $70,000-90,000 at Brunk.

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On offer will be a wide-ranging mix that encompasses Old Master and later paintings, American and European furniture, works of art and books, native American artefacts and Western and Oriental ceramics.

Pictured here are two of the highlights from the Old Master paintings: oils on canvas by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-97) depicting Miss Elizabeth Carver and the Reverend John Carver of Morthen, South Yorkshire.


Joseph Wright of Derby, Miss Elizabeth Carver - estimate $70,000-90,000 at Brunk.

The paintings, from 1760, both in their original gilt 18th century frames with inscriptions to the verso, measure 4ft 2in x 3ft 4in (1.27 x 1m) and were part of a group of four portraits that were commissioned by the Reverend John Griffiths, rector of Eckington.

They passed down by descent until they were sold by Christie’s in 1934 from the collection of MCM Athorpe of Dinnington Hall near Sheffield after which they reappeared at auction at Christie’s and then at Sotheby’s. The paintings will be offered separately each with an estimate of $70,000-90,000.