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Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734–1797, British, active in Italy (1773–75)

Cavern, near Naples

Former Title(s):

A Cavern, Morning

Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 40 x 50 inches (101.6 x 127 cm)

Signed and dated, lower right: "I [or J] Wright | 177[?]"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Bequest of Pamela Askew
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
beach | beauty | cave | cavern | coast | Grand Tour | landscape | light | rocks (landforms) | sand | sea | seascape | water
Associated Places:
Italy | Naples
On view in the galleries
IIIF Manifest:

The British Council, British painting in the eighteenth century : an exhibition under the gracious patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Toronto, the Toledo Museum of Art, 1957-1958 ..., , [London, 1957, pp. 67-8, ND466 A5 (YCBA)

Charles Edward Buckley, English Landscape by Joseph Wright of Derby, Art Quarterly, v. 18, 1955, p. 266, J10 Ar81 + (LSF)

Charles Edward Buckley, Joseph Wright of Derby, Magazine of Art, vol. 45, April 1952, pp. 160-67, J10 Ar 81 OVERSIZE (HAAS)

Centre Aixois d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le XVIIIe Siècle, La Méditerranée au XVIIIe siècle, actes du colloque international tenu à Aix-en-Provence les 4, 5, 6 septembre 1985. , Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, 1987, DE96 M39 1987 (LSF)

Judy Egerton, Wright of Derby, Tate Publishing, London, 1990, pp. 159-60, no. 97, NJ18 W95 +E54 1990 Oversize (YCBA)

Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734-1797, a loan exhibition : Durlacher Bros., March 1 through March 26, 1960. , Durlacher Brothers Gallery, London, 1960, no. 12, V 0629 (YCBA)

Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734-1797, an exhibition of paintings and drawings, the Tate Gallery, 11 April to 18 May, the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 31 May to 21 June , Arts Council of Great Britain, London, 1958, pp. 23-4, no. 16, NJ18 W95 A77 (YCBA)

Benedict Nicolson, Joseph Wright of Derby : Painter of Light, Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art, London, New York, 1968, pp.11, 76 (v. 1), no. 281, pl. 175, NJ18 W95 +N53 Oversize (YCBA)

Paul Mellon's Legacy, a passion for British art. [large print labels] , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 3, N5220 M552 +P381 2007, Mellon Shelf (YCBA)

Robert Rosenblum, Wright of Derby: Gothick Realist, ART News, vol. 59, March 1960, p, 54, N1 A6 OVERSIZE (HAAS)

Solomon Charles Kaines Smith, Wright of Derby, F. A. Stokes, New York, 1922, p. 149, NJ18 W95 S55 (YCBA)

J. B. Trapp, The Grave of Vergil, Journal of the Warburg and Courtald Institutes, vol. 47, 1984, p. 26, AS122 L8515 (YCBA)

Peter Walch, Foreign Artists at Naples, 1750-1799, Burlington Magazine, vol. 121,no.913, April 1979, pp. 247 - 252, N1 B87 + (YCBA)

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