Wright, Joseph, 1734-1797

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English painter.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Derby, to Miss Seward, 1788 Oct. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270857244

In 1785, the painter Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797) organized a one-man exhibition of his work at the Covent Garden auction rooms of Henry Robins. The setting for the show was a response to the Royal Academy's failure to elect him as a Royal Academician in February, 1783. Paintings exhibited included The Lady from Milton's "Comus", The Indian Widow, Penelope Unravelling her Web, Julia in a Cavern by Moonlight, two Hero and Leander subjects, A Distant View of Vesuvius, two views of Dovedale, A Wood Scene, Moonlight , and the large View of Gibraltar During the Destruction of the Spanish Floating Batteries, 13 September 1782. The show was very well reviewed, with the General Evening Post for 12-14 April 1785 stating that "it is universally acknowledged by artists and amateurs to be the noblest spectacle of the kind ever shewn in this kingdom".

From the description of Exhibition of Mr. Wright's Pictures at Robin's Rooms, Great Piazza, Covent Garden, 1785. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702185544

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creatorOf Wright, Joseph, 1734-1797,. Autograph letter signed from Joseph Wright, Derby, to Alderman Boydell, London [manuscript], 1786 December 25. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn George Dix papers, 1946-1992 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Dix, George. George Dix papers, 1946-1992. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Wright, Joseph, 1734-1797,. Autograph letter signed from Joseph Wright, Derby, to Mr. Long, surgeon, London [manuscript], 1790 November 21. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Wright, Joseph, 1734-1797. Autograph letter signed : Derby, to Miss Seward, 1788 Oct. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bemrose, William, 1831-1908. Papers, 1883-1909. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Wright, Joseph, 1734-1797,. Autograph letter signed from Joseph Wright, Derby, to Alderman Boydell, London [manuscript], 1789 March 12. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Library. Library Collection of Study Photographs and Clippings, ca. 1930-2000. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
referencedIn Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Library. Library Collection of Study Photographs and Clippings, ca. 1930-2000. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
referencedIn Dix, George. George Dix papers, 1946-1992. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Wright, Joseph, 1734-1797. Exhibition of Mr. Wright's Pictures at Robin's Rooms, Great Piazza, Covent Garden, 1785. Yale University, Yale Center for British Art
creatorOf Haden, Francis Seymour, 1818-1910,. [Thomas Haden of Derby] [graphic] / Seymour Haden. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Wright, Joseph of Derby, 1734-1797 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
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associatedWith Bemrose, William, 1831-1908. person
correspondedWith Boydell, John, 1719-1804 person
associatedWith Dix, George. person
associatedWith Dix, George. person
associatedWith Haden, Francis Seymour, 1818-1910, person
associatedWith Long, fl. 1790, person
correspondedWith Long, Mr., fl. 1790 person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Robins (London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain) corporateBody
associatedWith Seward, Miss, person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. person
associatedWith Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Library. corporateBody
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England
England--London
Subject
Miranda (Fictitious character : Shakespeare)--Manuscripts
Art criticism
Prospero (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
Painting, British--18th century--Exhibitions
Ferdinand (Fictitious character : Shakespeare. Tempest)--Manuscripts
Exhibitions
Chron--1785
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Artists
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Birth 1734-09-03

Death 1797-08-29

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English

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