Vesuvius in Eruption by Joseph Wright
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Joseph Wright's works to go on display in Derby

Hundreds of sketches, paintings and letters belonging to the 18th Century painter Joseph Wright are to go on public display for the first time.

Derby Museums Trust, which looks after the collection, has converted two rooms at the city's Museum and Art Gallery to house the items within the newly established Joseph Wright Institute.

The trust said the institute would enable people to learn more about the artist, who became famous for his use of light and shade.

The free exhibition opens on 24 May.

  • 22 May 2014
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