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Joseph Wright of Derby
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Joseph Wright of Derby, The Artists
Portrait of Joseph Wright of Derby

Joseph Wright of Derby was an English artist born on September 3, 1734. Wright of Derby contributed to the Romantic and Baroque movements and died on August 29, 1797.

A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery, Joseph Wright of Derby

A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery

1766
A lighthouse on fire at night, Joseph Wright of Derby

A lighthouse on fire at night

c. 1770
A Blacksmith's Shop, Joseph Wright of Derby

A Blacksmith's Shop

1771
The Alchemist, Joseph Wright of Derby

The Alchemist

1771
Iron Forge Viewed from Without, Joseph Wright of Derby

Iron Forge Viewed from Without

1773
The Annual Girandola at the Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome, Joseph Wright of Derby

The Annual Girandola at the Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome

1775-1776
Lake by Moonlight with Castle on Hill, Joseph Wright of Derby

Lake by Moonlight with Castle on Hill

1787

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