Portrait of Jedediah Strutt

Joseph Wright1790

Derbyshire Record Office

Derbyshire Record Office
Matlock, United Kingdom

Jedediah Strutt (1726-1792) was a hosier and cotton manufacturer who patented the Derby Rib Machine for stockings in 1758. The founder of silk mills in Derby and cotton mills at Milford and Belper, he funded and worked closely with Sir Richard Arkwright (1732-1792) who developed the first modern factories.

This painting is on permanent display at Derby Museum and Art Gallery


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