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Soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels, with engraved
and enamelled gold mounts and stopper
Capodimonte, possibly painted by Giovanni Sigismondo
Fischer, c. 1752-55, the mounts made in London, c. 1755-60
H. 10 cm
Purchased with the S.V. Finn Fund, and grants from
The Art Fund, and the
Museums, Libraries and Archives/Victoria & Albert Museum Purchase
C.28 & A-2007
A lighthouse on fire at night"]
Joseph Wright (1734-1797)
A lighthouse on fire at night
This dramatic composition is a late and highly developed treatment of a theme that fascinated Wright from his time in Rome: a dramatically lit landscape with two light sources, one natural and the other man-made.