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Creator:
Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734–1797, British, active in Italy (1773–75)
Title:
A Lake by Moonlight
Date:
1780 to 1782
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 24 1/2 x 29 3/4 inches (62.2 x 75.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Label on verso, upper left: “Joseph Wright of Derby | ‘Moonlight Landscape’ | Thos. Agner & Sons | 43 Old Bond Street | London W. 1”; upper center, handwritten: “Paul Mellon | 14”; upper center, handwritten: “Wright of Derby”; upper left: "Pitt & Scott Ltd | 20-24 Edengrove, London, N.7 Bed | [handwritten] S.14"; lower left: “Thos. Agnew & Sons Ltd. | No [logo] 20227 | London”; lower center: “Derby Corporation Art Gallery | Bi-centenary Exhibition of the Works of | Wright of Derby, 1934. | Lender’s Name Mrs. Lister-Raye | Address Morley Manor Derby | Title of Picture Moonlight Scene”

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1973.1.67
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
lake | landscape | light | man | moon | mountain | night | silhouette
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:158
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