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

Cottage on Fire at Night

Former Title(s):

A village on fire [1794, Royal Academy of Arts, London, exhibition catalogue]

Date:
between 1785 and 1793
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
22 1/4 × 31 1/2 inches (56.5 × 80 cm) and 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
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.714
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
burning | castle | cottage | disaster | evening | fence | figures | fire | flames | landscape | landscape | light | men | moon | moonlight | night | river | water
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1171
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Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 264-265, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Matthew Craske, Joseph Wright of Derby : Painter of darkness, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, pp. 236-237, fig. 159, NJ18.W95 C72 2020+ (YCBA) [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) [YCBA]

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

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) [YCBA]


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