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Joseph Wright of Derby
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"I am quite tired of seeing pictures the general run of them are so indifferent, even Venice answer’d not my expectation, Titian works are so changed and damaged and when Mr. Romney said he was not to be seen out of Venice, he meant in grand Composition and expression. "
- letter to Ozias Humphrey, 24th July 1775

"I am quite tired of seeing pictures the general run of them are so indifferent, even Venice answer’d not my expectation, Titian works are so changed and damaged and when Mr. Romney said he was not to be seen out of Venice, he meant in grand Composition and expression. "
- letter to Ozias Humphrey, 24th July 1775
 
"...the scarsity of money has of late lowerd the value of Art . . .and we must do as we can, when we cant do as we wish: tho’ I have no reason to complain. "
- letter to Daniel Daulby, 31st December 1779
 
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