Wright, Joseph

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A Biography of Joseph Wright

Joseph Wright of Derby: Painter of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution Text: Olga Baird Joseph Wright… read more »

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A Cottage on Fire

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Oil on Canvas

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A Letter from the Artist in Rome, including Sketches of the Castel Sant’ Angelo and Saint Peter’s (1774)

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Pencil, pen and ink and coloured washes on paper. Image from:… read more »

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A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery (1764-1766)

Image:Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797. Oil on Canvas, Image from: Derby Museum & Art Gallery Public scientific lectures… read more »

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A Philosopher lecturing on the Orrery (1766)

Wright’s painting is a celebration of scientific knowledge and the interpreter of this knowledge, the philosopher. The… read more »

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A Portrait of Jedediah Strutt

Jedediah Strutt: Industrialist and Philanthopist Text: Olga Baird Jedediah Strutt (1726-1797) was one of leading pioneer industrialists of… read more »

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A View of Tivoli (c1783-86)

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Oil on canvas. Image from: Derby Museum & Art Gallery Wright… read more »

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An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump (Exhibited 1768)

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Oil on Canvas. The air pump was invented by Otto von… read more »

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Belisarius receiving Alms (1775)

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Pen, ink and brown wash over pencil. Image from: Derby Museum & Art… read more »

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Bridge through a Cavern, Moonlight (1791)

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Oil on Canvas. Image from: Derby Museum & Art Gallery Wright… read more »

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Conclusion: Classical Order versus Romantic Nature

Virgil’s Tomb (1782), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Oil on Canvas. Derby Museum & Art Gallery. Wright painted several… read more »

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Cottage in Needwood Forest

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Image from: Derby Museum & Art Gallery

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Darwin, Priestley and Romantic Materialism

Image: Bridge through a Cavern, Moonlight (1791).  Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Oil on Canvas. Derby Museum & Art Gallery.… read more »

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Detail of Landscape with a Rainbow

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Image from: Derby Museum & Art Gallery

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Eruption of Mount Vesuvius (1774)

Image Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Gouache on paper Image from: Derby Museum & Art Gallery Mount Vesuvius held… read more »

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Fire in Rome

Originally called Fire in Rome, this image is probably one of Wright’s drawings of the Girandola firework… read more »

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Fire in Rome (1774)

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Pen and wash on toned yellow paper. Image from: Derby Museum… read more »

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Floyer and Erasmus Darwin

Image: Joseph Wright (1734-1797), Portrait of Erasmus Darwin (1792). Oil on Canvas. Image from: Wolverhampton Art Gallery Erasmus Darwin, who started… read more »

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Footnotes

Image: Detail, A Philosopher lecturing on the Orrery (1766).  Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Oil on Canvas. Derby Museum & Art… read more »

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Girandola with St Peter’s Rome (1774/5)

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Sepia wash with brown ink. Image from: Derby Museum & Art Gallery This… read more »

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Interior of a Glass House no. 1 (c. 1770-1772)

Image: Interior of a Glass House (no1), c. 1770-1772. Pen and brown ink and grey wash on… read more »

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Introduction: Between Enlightenment and Romanticism

Alchymist in Search of the Philosopher’s Stone, (exhibited 1775, reworked 1795). Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Oil on… read more »

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Joseph Wright of Derby and his Visit to Italy 1773 – 1775

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Eruption of Mount Vesuvius (1774). Gouache on paper. Image from: Derby Museum &… read more »

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Joseph Wright of Derby: Art, the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Self Portrait in a Black Feathered Hat(c1767-1770). Oil on canvas. Summary Joseph Wright… read more »

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Joseph Wright’s Journey to Italy

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734- 1797), Self Portrait (c1767-70). Charcoal on paper. Image from: Derby Museum… read more »

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Landscape with a Rainbow

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Image from: Derby Museum & Art Gallery

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Maria and her dog Silvio (from Sterne’s Sentimental Journey)

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Oil on Canvas. Image from: Derby Museum & Art Gallery

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Portrait of Thomas Bennett

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Oil on Canvas. Image from: Derby Museum & Art Gallery

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Portrait of Thomas Bennett

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Oil on Canvas.

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Portrait of Thomas Borrow

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Oil on Canvas.

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Priestley: Body, Matter and Death

Miravan Breaking Open the Tomb of his Ancestors (1772).  Joseph Wright of Derby(1734-1797), Oil on canvas. Derby Museum &… read more »

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Rev. d’Ewes Coke and Family

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Oil on canvas. Image from: Derby Museum & Art Gallery

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Romeo and Juliet, the Tomb Scene

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Oil on canvas. Image from: Derby Museum & Art Gallery

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Rydal Waterfall

Virgil was a famous Roman poet who died in 19 BC. His tomb was located in the… read more »

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Sarah Carver and her daughter Sarah

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Oil on canvas.

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Self Portrait at the age of 20 by Joseph Wright

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Oil on canvas. Image from: Derby Museum & Art Gallery

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Sir Richard Arkwright: Industrialist

The art of portraiture was changing during the Industrial Revolution. The expansion of commerce and industry in… read more »

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Sir Richard Arkwright: Industrialist

Image: Portrait of Sir Richard Arkwright (1789-1790). Joseph Wright of Derby, Oil on Canvas. Text: Olga Baird… read more »

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Study of Fragment of a Classical Frieze, Rome (1774)

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Pencil, pen and grey ink and grey wash. Image from: Derby Museum &… read more »

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The Alchymist in Search of the Philosopher’s Stone (Exhibited 1771)

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Oil on Canvas. Image from: Derby Museum and Art Gallery. “The… read more »

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The Blacksmith’s Shop (1771)

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Oil on Canvas, Image from: Derby Museum and Art Gallery. It… read more »

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The Earthstopper on the Banks of the Derwent

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Oil on Canvas Image from: Derby Museum & Art Gallery

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The Hermit Studying Anatomy

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Oil on Canvas

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The Philosophical Context: From Optimism to Realism

The Widow of an Indian Chief watching the Weapons of her deceased Husband (1785). Joseph Wright of Derby 1734-1797),… read more »

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The Wood Children

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Oil on Canvas Image from: Derby Museum & Art Gallery

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Virgil’s Tomb (1782)

Image: Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797). Oil on canvas. Image from: Derby Museum & Art Gallery Virgil was a… read more »

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