Christopher Wright FSA

Art Historian - 50 years of experience

About Christopher Wright

I was educated at Southwell Minster Grammar School and I sang in the Cathedral choir. I then studied Fine Art at the University of Leeds under Quentin Bell, the Bloomsbury painter and biographer of his aunt Virginia Woolf. Then I took an M.A. degree in the history of European Art at the University of London, Courtauld Institute of Art, under Anthony Blunt with whom there were disagreements.

Georges de La Tour: The choirboy.
Leicester, County Museum and Art Gallery

Discovered by Christopher Wright


Research on individual old masters with the provision of certificates if required. If no certificate, a detailed report.

Cataloguing a whole collection to a high standard with advice on possible publication such as a brochure on an individual picture or full catalogue if required.

Current Projects

I am working on an exhibition of French paintings from Yorkshire Museums.

At the same time I am writing a short history of French  painting from the 15th century onwards.

I have also just completed a catalogue of a private collection of Old Masters and I’m working on a brochure on a newly discovered Van Dyck for a private collector in Italy.

On a personal level I have recently completed my Memoirs : Forgery Treachery and Scholarship. 

Close Menu