Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 17 May 2021

Wright, John Maseylocked

  • Simon Fenwick


Wright, John Masey (1777–1866), watercolour painter, was born on 14 October 1777 in Pleasant Row, Penton Place, Pentonville, London. The son of an organ builder, the infant Wright had a remarkable ear for music and astonished listeners by his extempore playing. He was apprenticed to another organ builder but he was dismissed for making sketches on the organ pipes. Subsequently he worked for ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription