Joseph Wright of Derby

18th-century British painter (1734-1797)

Joseph Wright (3 September 1734 – 29 August 1797), (Wright of Derby), was an English landscape and portrait painter. He painted the Industrial Revolution."[1]

Self-Portrait in a Black Feathered Hat

Wright showed the contrast of light and dark. His paintings of early science in the English Midlands, show the Age of Enlightenment.

Many of Wright's paintings and drawings are on display at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery.[2]

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  1. F. D. Klingender; quoted in Ellis Waterhouse, Painting in Britain 1530 to 1790, Fourth Edition, New York, Viking Penguin, 1978; p. 285.
  2. "Gallery of Joseph Wright paintings at Derby Museum and Art Gallery". Archived from the original on 2010-08-30. Retrieved 2021-01-20.

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