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Artists who influenced Joseph Wright of Derby
Joseph Wright, styled 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. His paintings of the birth of science out of alchemy, ofte ... more (Google)Artists who were influenced by Joseph Wright of Derby


Cavern near Naples
(Yale Center for British Art)

Blacksmith's Shop
(Yale Center for British Art)

John Hamilton Mortimer

Thomas Gainsborough

Grotto by Seaside in Kingdom of Naples
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Cavern, Evening
(Smith College Museum of Art)

John Downman

George Romney

Virgil's Tomb by Moonlight

Sarah and Ann Haden
(Worcester Art Museum)

Joseph Wright

Richard Wilson

Self Portrait
(Yale Center for British Art)

Grotto in Gulf of Salerno, Sunset
(Yale Center for British Art)