A Philosopher Giving a Lecture at the Orrery

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Title

A Philosopher Giving a Lecture at the Orrery

Subject

Knowledge, the mind

Description

The image reveals two children look over the contraption with amazement while another child on the side is contemplating what she is looking at. The contraption in the center is a model of the solar system, which was something that was of great curiosity to many astronomists and philosophers during this time period. Knowledge was something that emphasized greatly in the 18th century and the idea of continuing to improve the mind to gain a stronger understanding of the world around.

Creator

Joseph Wright of Derby

Source

Derby Museums and Art Gallery, Derby

Date

1763-65

Contributor

Naveen Kamath

Format

Oil on canvas, 4′ 10″ x 6′ 8″, image

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Knowledge

Files

Philosopher.jpg

Citation

Joseph Wright of Derby, “A Philosopher Giving a Lecture at the Orrery,” Enlightenmens, accessed January 30, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/501.

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