Joseph Wright of Derby (3 September 1734 – 29 August 1797)

Joseph Wright, The Prisoner between 1787-1790.

Joseph Wright, The Old Man and Death 1773.

Joseph Wright, The Alchemist Discovering Phosphorus.

The full title of the painting is "The Alchemist, in Search 
of the Philosopher's Stone, Discovers Phosphorus, and 
prays for the successful Conclusion of his operation, as was 
the custom of the Ancient Chymical Astrologers".

Originally completed in 1771 then reworked in 1795.

The painting shows an alchemist attempting to obtain a 
philosopher's stone that can supposedly turn ordinary metals 
into gold, but instead, to his amazement, discovers phosphorus.

Joseph Wright, The Dead Soldier 1789.

Joseph Wright, William and Margaret from Percy's "Reliques of Ancient
 English Poetry" 1785.

Joseph Wright, Cottage on Fire at Night.

Joseph Wright, Virgil's Tomb 1785.

The painting depicts a ruined structure on the outskirts of Naples, 
 traditionally considered the tomb of the epic poet Virgil.

There are three versions of this painting: the first version is in a private 
collection, the second is in the Derby Art Gallery, and the third is in 
the Ulster Museum.

Joseph Wright, Experiment with a Bird in an Air Pump 1786.

Joseph Wright, Dovedale by Moonlight 1785.

Joseph Wright, Portrait of Thomas Day.

Joseph Wright, A Moonlight with a Lighthouse, Coast of Tuscany 1789.

Joseph Wright, Firework Display at the Castel Sant Angelo 1770's.

Joseph Wright, An Iron Forge 1772.

Joseph Wright, Matlock Tor by Moonlight between 1777-1780.

Joseph Wright, Indian Widow 1785.

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