This picture was painted for Wright's regular patron John Milnes, a Wakefield cotton manufacturer.
A Cottage in Needwood Forest by Joseph Wright of Derby, c. 1790
© Derby Museum and Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 100 x 126 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,750 ( Total: £14,700)
- Acquired in:
The scene is Needwood Forest, not far from Derby, which Wright visited when he stayed with his friend Thomas Gisborne. Wright's colleagues admired the sunshine effect in the work.
John Milnes; T.M.O'Farrell.
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