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Wright, Joseph 1734-1797

Overview
Works: 190 works in 293 publications in 4 languages and 3,333 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Juvenile works  Drama 
Roles: Illustrator, Artist, Honoree
Classifications: ND497.W8, 759.2
Publication Timeline
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Joseph Wright of Derby in Liverpool by Elizabeth E Barker ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1768 Joseph Wright left his native city of Derby and moved to Liverpool in search of recognition and success. Earlier the same year he had exhibited the masterly Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump to great acclaim in London, but he had failed to sell the picture. He would also, at the end of the year, find himself excluded from the Royal Academy. Liverpool offered Wright the opportunity to engage with wealthy clients who had little experience of art patronage. He painted portraits of the prosperous merchants and their families, and he continued to develop the brilliantly illuminated subject paintings on which his reputation chiefly rests today." "This illustrated book examines Wright's decisive impact on the artistic climate of the expanding port town of Liverpool and on the other artists working there. The Merseyside network of merchants, bankers, and amateur and professional artists that Wright encountered in the years around 1770 is identified as his true historical milieu. The book serves as the catalogue of the exhibition of the same name shown at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven in 2007-8."--BOOK JACKET
Wright of Derby by Judy Egerton ( Book )
8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Wright by Stephen Daniels ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Joseph Wright painted some of the most powerful works of eighteenth-century British art: blacksmiths hammering a glowing bar of iron, dramatic demonstrations on scientific apparatus, erupting volcanoes, gloomy prisons, a fashionably dressed gentleman reclining full-length in a forest. Stephen Daniels addresses this interesting diversity by looking closely at the inextricable links between Wright's art and the different worlds of the Enlightenment movement that so fascinated and inspired him. Wright's unique connection with the innovations of his age, together with his interest in new techniques and his use of an unusually wide range of pictorial and written sources, single him out as one of the most original and enterprising artists of his time."--BOOK JACKET
Joseph Wright of Derby; a selection of paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon. [Exhibition] November 22, 1969 to May 1, 1970 by Joseph Wright ( Book )
6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Wright of Derby, das Experiment mit der Luftpumpe : eine Heilige Allianz zwischen Wissenschaft und Religion by Werner Busch ( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wright of Derby by Joseph Wright ( Book )
9 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in Italian and English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lost and found : Wright of Derby's View of Gibraltar ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wright of Derby, 1734-1797 by Benedict Nicolson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Wright of Derby and the arts of Liverpool : laying the foundations of taste by Elizabeth E Barker ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wright in Italy : Joseph Wright of Derby's visit abroad, 1773-5 : an exhibition at Gainsborough's House, 8th August-20th September 1987 by Joseph Wright ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Painter of light by Joseph Wright ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Realism through informality : the conversation piece in eighteenth century Britain and works by Joseph Wright of Derby by Leger Galleries (London) ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Wright of Derby: a selection of paintings from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon by National Gallery of Art (U.S.) ( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The comedies, histories, and tragedies of Shakespeare by William Shakespeare ( Book )
1 edition published in 1831 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wright of Derby by Allan Braham ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The comedy of The winter's tale by William Shakespeare ( Book )
1 edition published in 1901 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Joseph Wright
Joseph Wright of Darby
Joseph Wright of Derby
Wright, Joseph
Wright, Joseph of Derby.
Wright, of Derby
Wright of Derby, 1734-1797
Wright of Derby, Joseph.
Wright of Derby, Joseph 1734-1797
Languages
English (103)
Italian (7)
French (7)
German (6)
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