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Friday 26 February 2021 – Lunaticks, Slavers and the Genteel: Portraits by Joseph Wright of Derby

Lecturer: Justin Reay

Although Joseph Wright of Derby was highly regarded as a portraitist by his peers, he is now better known as the artist of the Industrial Revolution. His unflattering studies of the leaders of industry and trade in the Midlands and Liverpool give a fascinating insight into the character needed to make a good living in a tough era.