Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797)
“An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump” (1768)
Oil on canvas
Located in the National Gallery, London, England
The painting depicts a natural philosopher recreating one of Robert Boyle’s air pump experiments, in which a bird is deprived of air, before a varied group of onlookers. The central figure looks out of the picture as if inviting the viewer’s participation in the outcome.
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