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Oil Painting - Mrs Joseph Priestley

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P31
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1793 - 1793

Maker Information

Artist:Charles Frederick von Breda - View biography for Charles Frederick von Breda


The portrait is of the wife of the scientist, philospher, and political reformer Dr Joseph Priestley (1733-1804). The artist painted in England from 1787-1796 and was in Birmingham in 1792. The date of the portrait is based on a letter from the artist to the Birmingham industrialist Matthew Boulton (1728-1809) of 27/3/1793.

Presented by E G Wheler, 1906.

Further Information

Production Period:18th century
School/Style:Old Master
Medium:Oil on canvas.


Height:760 mm
Width:631 mm