WRIGHT, JOSEPH MICHAEL

(end of 17th century)

Portrait Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was nephew of the London portrait painter of the same name who died in 1700. He studied in Rome, and about the end of the seventeenth century settled in Ireland, where he was a rival of Gaspar Smitz (q.v.), and made a large income as a portrait painter. He had a fine collection of gems and coins, which after his death, the date of which is not recorded, was acquired by Sir Hans Sloane.

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