Joseph Wright of Derby art links 


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Joseph Wright of Derby: An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump, 1768
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Joseph Wright of Derby

[English Romantic Painter, 1734-1797]

• Relationships: Studied under Thomas Hudson.
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDerby Museum and Art Gallery, UK
27 works displayed online

Notable SiteJoseph Wright of Derby at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Matlock Tor by Moonlight, 1778/80

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Firework Display at the Castel Sant' Angelo in Rome (La Girandola), 1779
The Iron Forge Viewed from Without, 1773

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
John Whetham of Kirklington, 1779
Penelope Unraveling Her Web, 1783

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Notable SiteJoseph Wright of Derby at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Lake Nemi, Sunset, 1790

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK
An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump
Mr and Mrs Thomas Coltman

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK
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Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Dovedale by Moonlight

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff
The Lake of Albano, 1790

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick

Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, California
Edward Becher Leacroft of Wirksworth, ca.1762-63

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Denver Art Museum / Berger Collection, Colorado
2 works online

Five College Museums Collections Database, Massachusetts

Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, England
Portrait of Richard Arkwright

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Holburne Museum of Art, Bath, England
The Dead Soldier, ca.1789

Manchester City Art Gallery, UK

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
Cottage on Fire, 1786-87

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
2 works online

National Museums Liverpool, UK
Richard Gildart

National Museums Liverpool, UK
The Annual Girandola

National Museums Liverpool, UK
Mrs Frances Hesketh

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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2 works by Joseph Wright of Derby online

Ringling Museum of Art, Florida
Moonlight Landscape, ca.1785

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Mr. Robert Gwillym, 1766
Mrs. Robert Gwillym, 1766

Sheffield Galleries & Museums, UK
Landscape with Dale Abbey, 1785

Southampton City Art Gallery, England

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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Tate Gallery, London, UK

The Huntington Library, California

Tyne & Wear Museums, England
Portrait of Miss Jane Monck, 1760

Tyne & Wear Museums Database, England
3 paintings online

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
9 works

D'Outre Manche Database of British Art in French Public Collections

Art Market:
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Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
Vesuvius in Eruption, with a View over the Islands in the Bay of Naples (Tate Britain, London)

Notable SiteJoseph Wright of Derby at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteJoseph Wright of Derby at The Athenaeum  
2 works online

Notable SiteJoseph Wright of Derby in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteJoseph Wright of Derby in the WebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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California State University WorldImages Database  

Joseph Wright of Derby at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

PBase Photo Sharing
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State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

The History Project at U.C. Davis  

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Andrew Clayton-Payne Gallery, London, UK -- Notable past sales
Portrait of Susanna Leigh

Ben Elwes Fine Art, London, UK -- Notable past sales
The Dead Soldier

UK Government Art Collection

Why We Think Nature is Beautiful
Illustrated article by Eugene C. Hargrove

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Joseph Wright of Derby  
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Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Portrait of Mrs. Dorothy Hodges, ca.1775-77

Arcadian Galleries
Biography of the artist

Artnet Magazine
Moonlit Landscape, 1785

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Sir Brooke Boothby, 1781

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Wright of Derby: The Iron Forge
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Wright of Derby: An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump
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Wright of Derby: A Girl reading a Letter
A Girl reading a Letter

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Wright of Derby: The Alchymist
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Wright of Derby: An Eruption of Vesuvius, seen from Portici
An Eruption of Vesuvius, seen from Portici

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A Grotto in the Kingdom of Naples, with Banditti
A Grotto in the Kingdom of Naples, with Banditti

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An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump
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