Joseph Wright of Derby

1734 - 1797

Joseph Wright of Derby

Joseph Wright (3 September 1734 – 29 August 1797), styled Joseph Wright of Derby, was an English landscape and portrait painter. He has been acclaimed as "the first professional painter to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution".Wright is notable for his use of chiaroscuro effect, which emphasises the contrast of light and dark, and, for his paintings of candle-lit subjects. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Wright of Derby has received more than 292,840 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 439th most popular painter.

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Among painters, Joseph Wright of Derby ranks 438 out of 1,258Before him are Pietro Longhi, Tsuguharu Foujita, James Tissot, Yves Tanguy, Ferdinand Bol, and Mihály Zichy. After him are Aleksandra Ekster, Cosimo Rosselli, Jasper Johns, Séraphine Louis, Heinz Linge, and Anselm Feuerbach.

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Among people born in 1734, Joseph Wright of Derby ranks 8Before him are Maria I of Portugal, Taksin, François-Joseph Gossec, Wolfgang von Kempelen, Sophie of France, and Cardinal de Rohan. After him are Grigory Orlov, Anna Göldi, Charles Alexandre de Calonne, Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière, Nicolas-Edme Rétif, and Daniel Boone. Among people deceased in 1797, Joseph Wright of Derby ranks 10Before him are Edmund Burke, François-Noël Babeuf, Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar, James Hutton, Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, and Vilna Gaon. After him are Horace Walpole, Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, Lazare Hoche, Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Trémarec, and Pasquale Anfossi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Joseph Wright of Derby ranks 934 out of 5,347Before him are Ebenezer Howard (1850), William Henry (1774), Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443), David I of Scotland (1084), Gertrude Bell (1868), and John Horton Conway (1937). After him are Natasha Richardson (1963), Ken Hensley (1945), Rob Halford (1951), William Henry Perkin (1838), Richard Griffiths (1947), and Frederick Griffith (1879).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, Joseph Wright of Derby ranks 10Before him are John Everett Millais (1829), Joshua Reynolds (1723), Thomas Gainsborough (1727), William Holman Hunt (1827), Richard Hamilton (1922), and Leonora Carrington (1917). After him are John Tenniel (1820), Frederic Leighton (1830), Edmund Leighton (1852), Thomas Lawrence (1769), Louis Wain (1860), and David Roberts (1796).