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WRIGHT, Joseph (1734 - 1797), Painter, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
WRIGHT, Joseph (1734 - 1797), Painter, draughtsman

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 3 September 1734, in Derby; died 29 August 1797, in Derby.

Painter, draughtsman. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes with figures, landscapes.

Joseph Wright was a painter of the bourgeois society of Liverpool and Derby, producing portraits of many famous men of industry and science of whom he was either a relative or a friend. He was a provincial painter who was

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