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

Virgil's Tomb by Moonlight, with Silius Italicus

Former Title(s):

Virgil's Tomb by Moonlight

Date:
1779
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 40 1/16 x 50 1/4 inches (101.8 x 127.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1973.1.68
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
cave | landscape | literary theme | man | portrait | steps | tomb
Associated Places:
Italy | Napoli | Posillipo
Access:
On view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:159
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Judy Egerton, Wright of Derby, Tate Publishing, London, 1990, p. 120-21, NJ18 W95 +E54 1990 Oversize (YCBA)

Llewellynn Jewitt, Wright of Derby, Art Journal, vol. 60, December 1866, p. 377, J10 Ar74 + (LSF)

Joseph Wright of Derby, St. James Chronicle or the British Evening Post, London, April 29-May 1, 1779, Arts & Entertainment page, Available online from 17th-18th Century Burney C Available online from 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers.

Benedict Nicolson, Wright of Derby, Addenda and Corrigenda , Burlington Magazine, vol. 130, October 1988, pp. 755-756, fig. 47, N1 B87 130:3 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Benedict Nicolson, Wright of Derby: Addenda and Corrigenda, Burlington Magazine, vol. 130, no.1027, October 1988, pp. 755, 756, fig.42, N1 B87 + (YCBA) Available online through JSTOR.

J. B. Trapp, The Grave of Vergil, Journal of the Warburg and Courtald Institutes, vol. 47, 1984, pp. 26 n.166, pls 10b, AS122 L8515 (YCBA)


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