John Stafford’s favourite artist: Joseph Wright of Derby
Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797) is well-known for his paintings of scientific discovery and industry but he was also a successful portrait painter. He painted some of the leading figures in 18th century Macclesfield including Charles Roe. Last year Macclesfield Museums bought two Wright portraits of Maxonians John Stafford and Barbara Tatton. This display celebrates these portraits and the stories behind them.
The portraits were bought with support from the Art Fund, Arts Council England/Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund and Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage.
Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm
The Old Sunday School, Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Cheshire SK11 6UT
Today, Mon 26 Mar to Thu 29 Mar, Sat 31 Mar, Tue 3 Apr to Sat 7 Apr