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Joseph Wright (1734-1797), Painter, known as 'Wright of Derby'

Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Artist associated with 19 portraits
A portraitist and landscape painter, he took a keen interest in industrial and scientific developments, experimenting in lighting effects and candlelit subjects. Wright travelled to Italy with his family before attempting unsuccessfully to establish himself as a portraitist in Bath. Turning his back on the Royal Academy and fashionable London, he was undoubtedly the most talented painter of his generation working in the provinces.

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4090

Joseph Wright

by Joseph Wright
oil on canvas, circa 1782-1785
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4090

D32725

Joseph Wright

by James Ward, after Joseph Wright
mezzotint, published 1807
NPG D32725

D4925

Joseph Wright

by James Ward, after Joseph Wright
mezzotint, published 1807
NPG D4925

D4926

Joseph Wright

by James Ward, after Joseph Wright
mezzotint, published 1807
NPG D4926

x41420

Joseph Wright

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate film negative, 12 October 1926
NPG x41420

x13335

Joseph Wright

by Photographic Press Agency
bromide print
NPG x13335