Three Children of Richard Arkwright with a Goat
– Joseph Wright of Derby painted portraits of intellectuals, industrialists and other wealthy clients. He had close contact with pioneering industrialists of the Midlands, and one of his patrons was Sir Richard Arkwright Sr., the grandfather of the children in the painting. He was credited as the creator of the factory system in the cotton industry.
– This portrait represents not only Richard Arkwright’s love and care for his children but also his hopes and aspirations for them.