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Creator Wright, Joseph, 1734-1797 Remove constraint Creator: Wright, Joseph, 1734-1797

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    • 1775

    This mezzotint by William Pether, after the 1771 painting by Joseph Wright of Derby, shows a kneeling alchemist in his laboratory, gazing in wonder at the results of his latest experiment. The painting's full original…

    • 1771-Aug-25

    The glow of heated metal on the anvil and the distant light of the moon are placed into dramatic parallel in this mezzotint, after a painting by Joseph Wright of Derby. Wright's use of deep shadow and chiaroscuro light…

    • 1773-Jan

    The white-hot glow of molten iron casts radiant light and deep shadow across this mezzotint, after a painting by Joseph Wright of Derby. The scene shows the workings of an iron foundry and showcases the recent…

    • 1768-May-20

    Wonder, curiosity, and deep thought: the audience in this mezzotint, after a painting by Joseph Wright of Derby, models a range of possible responses to science. At center, a brass orrery--a device used to model the…