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Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797)

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Wright painting, The Alchymist in Search of the Philosophers' Stone Discovers Phosphorus

The Alchymist in Search of the Philosophers' Stone Discovers Phosphorus

Wright painting, Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump

Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump

Wright painting, A Philosopher Giving That Lecture on the Orrery, in Which a Lamp is Put in Place of the Sun 1766

A Philosopher Giving That Lecture on the Orrery, in Which a Lamp is Put in Place of the Sun 1766

Wright painting, The Forge

The Forge

Joseph Wright of Derby was an 18th century English Romantic painter. Wright studied landscape painting under Thomas Hudson, and painted portraits of many merchants and landed gentry around England as an itinerant artist.

Wright painting, Mrs. Frances Hesketh

Mrs. Frances Hesketh

Wright painting, Thomas Borrow

Thomas Borrow

Wright painting, Anne Borrow

Anne Borrow

Wright painting, Self-Portrait in Van Dyck Costume

Self-Portrait in Van Dyck Costume

Wright painting, Penelope Margaret Stafford

Penelope Margaret Stafford

Wright painting, Derby Erasmus Darwin

Derby Erasmus Darwin

Most of Wright's early portraits were half or three-quarter length single portraits. Wright lived and trained in Italy for several years, and returned and tried to compete with Gainsborough as portrait painter to the nobility. Wright's later works were mainly landscapes.

Wright painting, Eruption of Mt.Vesuvius

Eruption of Mt.Vesuvius

Wright painting, Dovedale by Moonlight

Dovedale by Moonlight

Wright painting, Moonlight Landscape

Moonlight Landscape

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Wright painting, Maria and her Dog Silvio

Maria and her Dog Silvio