Joseph Wright in Italy exhibition

From the 1st May to 5th September Pickford’s house in Derby held the Joseph Wright in Italy exhibition.   This exhibition looked at Wright’s ‘Grand Tour’. 

In the autumn of 1773, Wright departed for a ‘Grand Tour’ of Italy in search of patronage and artistic inspiration. This he discovered among the ruins of ancient Rome, the dramatic landscape of Italy, and the people he encountered.  The exhibition re-traced Wright’s footsteps through sketches, journal entries and letters to provide a fascinating and intimate glimpse of the artist’s experiences abroad.


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