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dc.contributor.advisorPressly, Williamen_US
dc.contributor.authorFox, Abram Jacoben_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-03T05:34:45Z
dc.date.available2009-07-03T05:34:45Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/9309
dc.description.abstractBetween November 1775 and June 1777, Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797) spent two social `seasons' in the resort town of Bath. Shortly after returning from two years in Rome, Wright left Derby with his new wife and child in hopes of becoming the premier portrait painter in Bath, filling the void left by Thomas Gainsborough's departure the previous year. Rather than achieving success, Wright found himself ill-equipped for the complex social interactions of his new city and severely wanting for commissions. In light of Wright's professional failure in Bath, particularly contrasted with the artist's highly successful 1768-1771 Liverpool period, the Bath period has become a forgotten episode in critical literature on Wright. This thesis examines Wright's life during those two years, collecting for the first time all of his published Bath works and correspondence and exploring the dramatic effects of the experience on his career.en_US
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dc.title'A world of trouble': Joseph Wright of Derby in Bath, 1775-1777en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentArt History and Archaeologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledArt Historyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBathen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledJoseph Wright of Derbyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledLondonen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPortraitureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledRoyal Academyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledVesuviusen_US


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