Richard Arkwright junior (1755-1843), was the son of Sir Richard Arkwright, the inventor and cotton manufacturer.
Portrait of Richard Arkwright Junior with his Wife Mary and Daughter Anne by Joseph Wright of Derby, 1790
© Derby Museum and Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 244 x 158.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £55,000 ( Total: £1,217,500; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
By family descent in the Arkwright family; Sotheby's, 2001; private collection.