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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.
by Joseph Wright
oil on canvas, circa 1782-1785
On display at Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK in the exhibition 'Self'