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Joseph Wright of Derby

(1734-1797)

Biography

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Joseph Wright was born on September 3 1734 in Derby, into the well-established middle class family of John Wright, attorney and Town Clerk of Derby, and his wife Hannah Brookes. He was the youngest of three brothers including John and Richard Wright. Read Joseph Wright of Derby's Full Biography

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Joseph Wright of Derby. Boy with Plumed Hat and Greyhound. Boy with Plumed Hat and Greyhound. 1750 or 1751. Copied from a mezzotint by Faber after Allan Ramsay. Charcoal and stump. 33.6 x 23.5 cm. Derby Art Gallery, Derby, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Self-Portrait at the Age of about Twenty. Self-Portrait at the Age of about Twenty. c.1753-4. Oil on canvas. 76.2 x 63.5 cm. Derby Art Gallery, Derby, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Anne Bateman, Later Mrs John Gisborne. Anne Bateman, Later Mrs John Gisborne. 1755. Oil on canvas. 77 x 65 cm. Private collection. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. William Brooke. William Brooke. 1760. Oil on canvas. 127 x 101.6 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Anne or Molly Cracroft. Anne or Molly Cracroft. c.1760. Oil on canvas. 127 x 101.6 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Simon Wilmot. Simon Wilmot. c.1760. 50.8 x 40.6 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Harvey Wilmot. Harvey Wilmot. c.1760. Oil on canvas. 50.8 x 40.6 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Girl Reading a Letter by Candlelight, With a Young Man Peering over Her Shoulder. Girl Reading a Letter by Candlelight, With a Young Man Peering over Her Shoulder. c.1760-62. Oil on canvas. 88.9 x 69.8 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Mrs Andrew Lindington. Mrs Andrew Lindington. c.1761-2. Oil on canvas. 76.2 x 62.8. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Francis Noel Clarke Mundy. Francis Noel Clarke Mundy. c.1762-3. Oil on canvas. 127 x 101.6 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Harry Peckham. Harry Peckham. c.1762-3. Oil on canvas. 127 x 101.6 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Nicholas Heath. Nicholas Heath. c.1762-3. Oil on canvas. 127 x 101.6. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Edward Becher Leacroft. Edward Becher Leacroft. c.1762-3. Oil on canvas. 127 x 101.6. Stanford University Museum and Art Gallery, Stanford, CA, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Mrs Wilmot in Riding Dress. Mrs Wilmot in Riding Dress. c.1762-3. Oil on canvas. 127 x 101.6 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Mr and Mrs William Chase. Mr and Mrs William Chase. c.1762-3. Oil on canvas. 138.4 x 190.5 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Samuel Rastall. Samuel Rastall. c.1762-4. Oil on canvas. 76.2 x 63.6 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. William Rastall. William Rastall. c.1762-4. Oil on canvas. 76.2 x 63.6 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. James and Mary Shuttleworth with One of Their Daughters. James and Mary Shuttleworth with One of Their Daughters. 1764. Oil on canvas. 142.2 x 182.9. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Three Persons Viewing the Gladiator by Candlelight. Three Persons Viewing the Gladiator by Candlelight. Exhibited 1765. Oil on canvas. 101.6 x 121.9 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Peter Perez Burdett and His First Wife Hannah. Peter Perez Burdett and His First Wife Hannah. Dated 1765. Oil on canvas. 145 x 205. Narodni Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Self-Portrait. Self-Portrait. c.1765. Black and white chalks on paper laid on canvas. 47 x 39.4 cm. Derby Art Gallery, Derby, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. A Philosopher Giving That Lecture on the Orrery, in Which a Lamp is Put in Place of the Sun. A Philosopher Giving That Lecture on the Orrery, in Which a Lamp is Put in Place of the Sun. Exhibited 1766. Oil on canvas. 147.3 x 203.2 cm. Derby Art Gallery, Derby, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Robert Vernon Atherton Gwillym. Robert Vernon Atherton Gwillym. 1766. Oil on canvas. 127 x 101.6. Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Mrs Robert Gwillym. Mrs Robert Gwillym. 1766. Oil on canvas. 127 x 101.6. Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Cornet Sir George Cooke. Cornet Sir George Cooke. c.1766-8. Oil on canvas. 76.7 x 63.8 cm. The Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. A Young Girl Reading a Letter, with an Old Man Reading over Her Shoulder. A Young Girl Reading a Letter, with an Old Man Reading over Her Shoulder. c.1767-70. Oil on canvas. 91.5 x 71.2 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joseph Wright of Derby. Two Boys Fighting over a Bladder. Two Boys Fighting over a Bladder. c.1767-70. Oil on canvas. 91.5 x 71.2 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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