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Joseph Wright of Derby

Browse our collection of photos and paintings relating to Joseph Wright of Derby. He was an English painter who specialised in landscapes and portraits. He was born in Irongate, Derby to a family of respected lawyers. Amongst his paintings are series that explored the struggle between science and religion during the age of alchemy. He was also credited as the first professional painter to express the spirit of the industrial revolution. Many of his paintings are now owned by Derby City Council.

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