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Creator Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734–1797, British, active in Italy (1773–75)
Title Cottage on Fire at Night
Date between 1785 and 1793
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 22 1/4 x 31 1/2 inches (56.5 x 80 cm) Frame: 29 1/4 × 38 1/2 inches (74.3 × 97.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/
Marks/
Lettering
Signed and dated, lower right: "J. Wright. | 17[??]"
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1981.25.714
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1665716
Subject Terms burning | castle | cottage | disaster | evening | fence | figures | fire | flames | landscape | landscape | light | men | moon | moonlight | night | river | water
Publications

Canaletto to Constable, paintings of town and country from the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., 1998, pp. 15, 87, pl. 31, ND1354.4 Y25 1998 (YCBA)


Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965., vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, p. 63 (v.1), no. 233, ND466 Y35 (YCBA)


Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, pp. 47-8 (v.1), no. 174, ND466 R68 1964 65 (YCBA) , Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)


The British Castle : A Symbol in Stone, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2017, p. 34, cat. 30, V2722

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