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

The Prisoner

Former Title(s):

Small Prison Scene

Prison Scene

Date:
1787 to 1790
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 16 x 18 1/2 inches (40.6 x 47 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed, lower right: "I. W." [or J.W.]

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.715
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
arches | architectural subject | cell | correctional institution | dark | genre subject | prison | prisoner | punishment | sadness | vaulted ceilings | window
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1172
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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)

Matthew Craske, Joseph Wright of Derby : Painter of darkness, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, pp. 4-5, fig. 6, NJ18.W95 C72 2020+ (YCBA)

Judy Egerton, Wright of Derby, Tate Publishing, London, 1990, p. 125, no. 64, NJ18 W95 +E54 1990 Oversize (YCBA)

Paul Mellon's Legacy, a passion for British art. [large print labels] , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 1, N5220 M552 +P381 2007, Mellon Shelf (YCBA)


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