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Joseph Wilton RA, 1722–1803, British

Thomas Dawson, first Baron Dartrey (Later first Viscount Cremorne)

Former Title(s):

Thomas Dawson, 1st Baron Dartrey (Later 1st Viscount Cremorne)

ca. 1771
Carrara marble on an original oval socle
Overall (without the socle): 21 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, 110 lb. (54.6 x 41.9 x 24.1 cm, 49.9 kg)

Chiselled within a circular band around an armorial cartouche on the front of the socle, surmounted with a Baron’s coronet: "THOMAS LORD DARTREY".

Chiseled on the reverse above socle, proper right, and with traces of black pigment: "J. Wilton Sculpt."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
banyan | grief | landowner | man | portrait | sorrow
Associated People:
Dawson, Thomas, 1st Baron Dartrey (later 1st Viscount Cremorne), 1725-1813
Not on view

Jean Coutu, Joseph Wilton, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004, Available online: DNB

Martina Droth, Britain in the world: Highlights from the Yale Center for British Art in honor of Amy Meyers, Yale University Press, New Haven, London, p. 65, p. 67 (detail), N6761 .Y33 2019 (LC) (YCBA)

Georgian Monuments in Irish Churches, Country Life, v. 134, November 7, 1963, pp. 1174-1176, fig. 2, Uzfe60 C83+ (LSF - Mudd) not available at YCBA

Amy Meyers, Modesty and Munificence, Apollo, v. 165, no. 542, April 2007, p. 28, N1 A54 + (YCBA)

Homan Potterton, Irish church monuments, 1570-1880, Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, Belfast, 1975, pp. 64-65, 87-88, figs. 53-54, NB1880 I7 P67 + (LSF) not available at YCBA

Ingrid Roscoe, A biographical dictionary of sculptors in Britain, 1660-1851, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2009, p. 1392, no. 121, NB496 B56 2009 (YCBA) (Wall Shelf 3) Also available in online database (Herts [England] : The Henry Moore Foundation, 2010-) : see Orbis record for link to internet resource

John Thomas Smith, Nollekens and His Times, vol. 2, H. Colburn, London, p. 174, NB497 N8 S7 1828 (YCBA)

Angus Trumble, The Marble Bust, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2004, no. 15, V 1304 (YCBA)

Giles Waterfield, Mr Mellon, RA : the magazine for the Friends of the Royal Academy, No. 96, Autumn 2007, pp. 69, 71, V 1905 (YCBA) Detached from RA, no.96 (2007:Autumn)

Ellis Waterhouse, Sculpture from the Paul Mellon Collection at the British Art Center at Yale, Burlington Magazine, vol. 119, May 1977, p. 351, fig. 56, N1 +B87 Oversize (YCBA)

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