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Creator:
Richard Wright, ca. 1720–ca. 1775, British
Title:
The Fishery
Date:
ca. 1764
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 35 1/2 x 53 inches (90.2 x 134.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.723a
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
allegory | carriage | clouds | coast | dark | fishermen | fishing | flags | galleon | lighthouse | luggers | marine art | meteorology | mountain | schooners | science | sea | seascape | ship of the line | ships | shore (landform) | sloop (sailing vessel) | storm | Union Jack | water
Associated People:
Neptune
Access:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
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Spreading Canvas - Eighteenth - Century British Marine Painting (Yale Center for British Art, 2016-09-09 - 2016-12-04)

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Eleanor Hughes, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, p. 224-226, cat. 87, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA)

Alex Kidson, Earlier British paintings in the Walker Art Gallery and Sudley House, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, 2012, p. 298, fig. 123, ND466 .K537 2012 (YCBA)

Sarah ( Sarah Helen ) Monks, Fishy Business, Richard Wright's The Fisher (1764), Marine Painting, and the Limits of Refinement in Eighteenth-Century London , Eighteenth Century Studies, vol. 41, Spring 2008, pp. 405 -421, fig. 1, 3, 4, NX 452 E54 (YCBA) Also available online: see Orbis

Sotheby's, Sotheby's sale catalogue : Catalogue of Fine Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings : 23 November 1966, Sotheby's, London, November 23, 1966, p. 13, lot 42, Auction Catalogues (YCBA)

Ellis Waterhouse, Dictionary of British 18th Century Painters in Oils and Crayons, Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1981, p. 430, ND466 +W38 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)

Christie's Sale Catalogue: 12 July 1990, Christie's, 1990, Lot 64, Sales Catalogues (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1180
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