Portrait of Richard Arkwright Junior with his Wife Mary and Daughter Anne by Joseph Wright of Derby

Richard Arkwright junior (1755-1843), was the son of Sir Richard Arkwright, the inventor and cotton manufacturer.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
244 x 158.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£55,000 ( Total: £1,217,500; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Private vendor

The sitter also worked in the family cotton business and was an astute financier. He acted as banker to the gentry and aristocracy including Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. This portrait was a pendant to Wright's painting of his father, and originally hung in the family home at Willersley Castle.

Provenance

By family descent in the Arkwright family; Sotheby's, 2001; private collection.

Venue details

Derby Museum and Art Gallery The Strand, DERBY Derbyshire DE1 1BS 01332 641 901 www.derbymuseums.org

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