Study Day | Joseph Wright of Derby: Bath and Beyond

Posted in conferences (to attend), exhibitions by Editor on December 12, 2013

From the study day programme:

Joseph Wright of Derby: Bath and Beyond
The Holburne Museum, Bath, 24 February 2014

This event will bring together a variety of stimulating speakers from different disciplines to examine in greater
depth Wright’s little-known Bath period and its contexts. The morning session will explore the cultural life of Bath
in the 1770s through recent historical research and ask whether Wright’s place in this complex and creative
society has been misunderstood. In the afternoon the focus will turn to other places: Derbyshire, Liverpool, the
London exhibition galleries and the places of Wright’s literary imagination, and their influence on the artist’s
life and work.

The study day accompanies the major new exhibition Joseph Wright of Derby: Bath and Beyond (25 January 5
May 2014). It has been made possible by a generous grant from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British
Art. The exhibition is sponsored by Lowell Libson Ltd. Price: £45 (Concessions £40, Students £15), to include morning coffee, afternoon tea and a ticket for the exhibition.

Credit card bookings may be made by calling Spencer Hancock at the Holburne on 01225 388560, email
s.hancock@holburne.org, or in person at the Museum’s information desk. Or send a cheque made payable to “The Holburne Museum” to Spencer Hancock, Visitor Services Manager, the Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB. We can also offer a packed lunch for £6.15. Please purchase when you book. When booking, please supply your name and address so that your tickets can be posted to you.

M O N D A Y ,  2 4  F E B R U A R Y  2 0 1 4

9.00  Registration

9.30  Welcome, Alexander Sturgis, Director, Holburne Museum; and introduction, Adrian Tinniswood OBE, Trustee, the Holburne Museum

9.45  Georgian Bath: Images and Realities, Peter Borsay

Session I: Joseph Wright’s Bath
10.30  Toyshops and Tradesmen in Bath, Vanessa Brett
11.00  Coffee
11.30  Anna Miller, Catharine Macaulay and Agnes Witts: Bath hostesses, diarists and travellers, Elaine Chalus
12.00  Henry Sandford’s commonplace books, Susan Blundell
12.25  Wright’s working practices in Bath, Rica Jones
12.50  Questions

1.00  Lunch

2.30  Joseph Wright ‘of Bath’?, Amina Wright

Session II: Joseph Wright beyond Bath
3.15  Joseph Wright and Derby, Stephen Daniels and Alice Insley
3.45  Joseph Wright and Liverpool, Alex Kidson
4.10  Tea
4.50  Wright’s Exhibitions, John Bonehill
5.15  Questions

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