Joseph Wright 'of Derby'

1734 - 1797
Joseph Wright was born in Derby, the son of a local lawyer. Among his patrons were Wedgwood and Arkwright. Although some of his paintings have been associated with the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century, Wright's principal interest was in the dramatic rendering of light and shade offered by such subjects.

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An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump
Joseph Wright 'of Derby'
1768
An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump
Mr and Mrs Thomas Coltman
Joseph Wright 'of Derby'
about 1770-2
Mr and Mrs Thomas Coltman
 
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