Joseph Wright of Derby: Bath and Beyond (Amina Wright) soon to be presented for sale on the lustrous BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Philip Wilson Publishers, 2014, Paperback.
Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Holburne Museum, Bath, 25th January to 5th May 2014 and at the Derby Museum & Art Gallery, Derby, 24th May to 31st August 2014. Contains: Colour photographs; 4-column text (in part);
From the cover: Joseph Wright (1734-1797) arrived in Bath from his native Derby in November 1775. Recently returned from a tour of Italy, he came to the fashionable spa town to re-establish his business as a portrait painter, hoping to fill the vacancy left by Thomas Gainsborough the previous year. He returned to Derby just eighteen months later.
This is the first book to examine Wrights little-known Bath period, and places the artist in the context of a city then at the height of its unique cultural significance and dominated by lively social networks of literary salons, scientific clubs and well-to-d…
111 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10¾” x 8½”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I fascinate you with a carefully selected medley featured in my Art Exhibitions catalogue?