Joseph Wright, 1779 - Virgil's Tomb by Moonlight, with Silius Italicus Declaiming - fine art print

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Virgil's Tomb by Moonlight, with Silius Italicus Declaiming was created by Joseph Wright. The original creation was made with the dimensions: 40 x 50 in (101,6 x 127 cm). Oil on canvas was used by the British artist as the technique for the artpiece. Furthermore, the piece of art is included in the The Metropolitan Museum of Art's digital art collection. This public domain masterpiece is supplied with courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, Gifts of Mrs. William M. Haupt, Josephine Bay Paul, and Estate of George Quackenbush, in his memory, by exchange, The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund Gift, and funds from various donors, 2013. Creditline of the artwork: Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, Gifts of Mrs. William M. Haupt, Josephine Bay Paul, and Estate of George Quackenbush, in his memory, by exchange, The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund Gift, and funds from various donors, 2013. On top of that, alignment of the digital reproduction is landscape and has an aspect ratio of 1.2 : 1, meaning that the length is 20% longer than the width. The painter Joseph Wright was an artist from the United Kingdom, whose style can be classified as Baroque. The Baroque painter was born in the year 1734 in Bordentown, Burlington county, New Jersey, United States and passed away at the age of 63 in the year 1797.

Available materials

We offer a range of various materials and sizes for every product. In order match your personal requirements perfectly, you can choose among the following product customization options:

  • Poster print (canvas material): A poster print is a printed canvas paper with a fine texture on the surface. Please bear in mind, that depending on the absolute size of the canvas poster print we add a white margin 2 - 6cm round about the artwork in order to facilitate the framing with your custom frame.
  • Aluminium dibond (metal print): This is a metal print made on aluminium dibond material with a true depth. The white and bright parts of the original artpiece shimmer with a silk gloss but without any glow. The colors are luminous in the highest definition, the fine details appear very clear.
  • Canvas print: The canvas print is a printed cotton canvas mounted on a wooden stretcher. What is more, canvas print generates a charming and pleasing atmosphere. Hanging your canvas print: Canvas prints are relatively low in weight, which means that it is easy and straightforward to hang up the Canvas print without the help of any wall-mounts. Because of thatcanvas prints are suited for all kinds of walls.
  • Printed acrylic glass: An acrylic glass print, often denoted as a print on plexiglass, will convert the original work of art into wonderful wall decoration. The artwork is custom-made with the help of modern UV direct print technology. The result of this are vibrant and stunning color tones.

Legal note: We try to describe the art products as accurate as possible and to showcase them visually. However, the tone of the printed materials, as well as the printing can differ marginally from the presentation on the monitor. Depending on your screen settings and the condition of the surface, colors can unfortunately not be printed one hundret percent realistically. Given that all art prints are printed and processed manually, there might as well be slight deviations in the motif's size and exact position.

Structured item details

Product type: art reproduction
Reproduction: digital reproduction
Production technique: UV direct print
Production: German-made
Stock type: production on demand
Intended usage: wall decoration, wall gallery
Alignment of the image: landscape format
Side ratio: 1.2 : 1
Side ratio implication: the length is 20% longer than the width
Available product fabrics: acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), poster print (canvas paper), canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) sizes: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39", 180x150cm - 71x59"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size options: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39", 180x150cm - 71x59"
Poster print (canvas paper) size options: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Aluminium print size options: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Picture frame: please bear in mind that this art print is not framed

Structured details of the artwork

Artpiece title: "Virgil's Tomb by Moonlight, with Silius Italicus Declaiming"
Classification of the artpiece: painting
Broad category: classic art
Century: 18th century
Created in: 1779
Artwork age: more than 240 years
Original medium: oil on canvas
Original artwork dimensions: 40 x 50 in (101,6 x 127 cm)
Museum / collection: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum location: New York City, New York, United States of America
Website: www.metmuseum.org
Artwork license type: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, Gifts of Mrs. William M. Haupt, Josephine Bay Paul, and Estate of George Quackenbush, in his memory, by exchange, The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund Gift, and funds from various donors, 2013
Artwork creditline: Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, Gifts of Mrs. William M. Haupt, Josephine Bay Paul, and Estate of George Quackenbush, in his memory, by exchange, The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund Gift, and funds from various donors, 2013

General background information on the artist

Name of the artist: Joseph Wright
Alternative names: Joseph Wright, Wright Joseph
Artist gender: male
Nationality: British
Jobs: painter
Country of the artist: the United Kingdom
Classification of the artist: old master
Styles: Baroque
Lifetime: 63 years
Birth year: 1734
Birthplace: Bordentown, Burlington county, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1797

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Wright depicts a site that had long been a popular destination for visitors to Naples. Indeed he could reasonably expect that Londoners who viewed this painting at the Royal Academy in 1779 would recognize the tomb of Virgil (70–19 B.C.), author of the Aeneid. Perhaps more obscure is the figure, Silius Italicus, the Roman orator who commemorated the anniversary of the great poet’s death each year by reading his verses aloud within the tomb. As a meditation on mortality, Wright fittingly contrasts the flickering glow of the lantern and the silvery moonlight spreading over the landscape.

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