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.
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN