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

William and Margaret from Percy's 'Reliques of Ancient English Poetry'

Date:
ca. 1785
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 48 x 55 inches (121.9 x 139.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Label on verso, lower left: "[handwritten] W[eight?] [...] Oct 19[...] | 143 William and Margaret | Lent by Lady Inglefield. | On [...] William raises himself in bed, and sees the [...] | standing at the foot of his bed with 1. hand upr[...] | lamp behind Margaret; crescent moon seen through [...] | Oil on canvas 48 x 56 | Cade Collection | Exhibited, London [...]85; Derby 1866 | Engraved in mezzotint by John Raphael Smith, 1802. | From the celebrated ballad in Piercies "Reliques of Antient English | Poetry" Vol. 3. XVL:- | 'Twas at the silent solumn hour | When night and snoring meet, In gilded Margaret's grimly ghost | And stood at William[...]'"; upper left: "Derby Corporation Art Gallery | Bi-centenary Exhibition of the Works of | Wright of Derby, 1934 | Lendor's Name Lady Ingle[...] | Address 15, Beauford G[...] S W | title of Picture William & Margaret"; upper right: "Frank Porter & Son, Ltd | Derby | Name [...] | [...] Date "; center right: "James Bourlet & Sons, Ltd., | Fine Ar

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1973.1.69
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
bed | costume | genre subject | ghost | love | man | moon | night | poem | poetry | torch | window | woman
Access:
On view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:160
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Christie's Sale Catalogue : Highly Important English Pictures c.1600 - c. 1850 : 23 June 1972, Christie's, 1972, p. 36, lot 81, pl. 81, Sales Catalogues (YCBA)

Judy Egerton, Wright of Derby, Tate Publishing, London, 1990, p.248, NJ18 W95 +E54 1990 Oversize (YCBA)


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