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        Children inspecting the Orrery, c.1766

        Wright of Derby, Joseph (1734-97). English. Medium: oil on canvas. Detail of 'A Philosopher giving a lecture on the Orrery, in which a lamp is put in the place of the Sun'; an Orrery is a mechanical model showing the movement of planets around the sun, named after Charles Boyle (1676-1731) Earl of Orrery, who supported the design of an early planetarium by George Graham between 1704 and 1709; Provenance: Derby Museum and Art Gallery, UK.

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