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Wright of Derby - Self Portrait J970286

Wright of Derby - Self Portrait J970286


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Filename: J970286.jpg

Size: 3812 x 4583 (15.2MB)

Date: 15th August 2008

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Photo Library

Source: English Heritage Images

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Wright of Derby - Self Portrait J970286

DOWN HOUSE, Kent. " Self Portrait" by WRIGHT OF DERBY, Joseph (1734-97). Post conservation

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EDITORS COMMENTS
The print captures a remarkable self-portrait by the renowned artist Joseph Wright of Derby, taken after its meticulous restoration. The painting, titled "Self Portrait" showcases Wright's exceptional talent and his ability to capture intricate details with precision. In this image, we see the artist gazing directly at us with an intense yet contemplative expression. His piercing eyes seem to penetrate our souls, inviting us into his world of creativity and imagination. The play of light and shadow on his face adds depth and character to the portrait, highlighting every line and wrinkle that tells a story of artistic dedication. Wright's self-portrait is not just a mere representation; it is a testament to his significant contribution to Georgian art. Through this artwork, he immortalizes himself as both an observer and creator - someone who understands the power of capturing life's fleeting moments on canvas. This photograph from Historic England beautifully preserves the essence of Wright's masterpiece while also showcasing its post-conservation state. It serves as a reminder that art transcends time, allowing us to appreciate the genius behind each stroke for generations to come. As we delve into this image, we are transported back in time – standing alongside one of history's great artists in Down House, Kent. We can almost feel the presence of Joseph Wright himself as he continues to inspire future generations through his timeless work.

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