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

The Dead Soldier

Date:
ca. 1789
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 40 x 50 inches (101.6 x 127 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1974.3.25
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
battle | cannons (artillery) | child | costume | death | genre subject | landscape | mourning | sadness | smoke | soldier | tent | war | woman
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:184
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[Front Matter] : Advertisement : Ben Elwis, Burlington Magazine, vol. 148, London, 2006, p. iii, N1 B87+ 148:2 (YCBA)

David Alexander, Review : The Single Prints of James Heath, Print Quarterly, vol. 19, London, 2002, pp. 88, 90, 92, NE1 P765 19 (YCBA)

Elizabeth E. Barker, Documents Relating to Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-97), Volume of the Walpole Society, vol. 71, London, 2009, pp. 4, 22, 129, 131, 146, 194-6, 207-8, N12 B87+ 92 (YCBA)

Emma Barker, Art & visual culture, 1600-1850 : academy to avant-garde, , Tate Publishing, London, 2012, pp. 191. 192, Pl. 5.11, N6756 .A78 2012 (YCBA)

William Bemrose, The Life and Works of Joseph Wright, A.R.A., Commonly Called "Wright of Derby.", Bemrose & sons, London and Derby, 1885, pp. 70-74, Folio A N 86 (YCBA)

Christies Sale Catalogue: Catalogue of the Genuine Collection of Pictures , Being a Selection of the Most Capital Performances of that Esteemed Artsit, Mr. Joseph Wright of Derby, Deceased : 6 May 1801, Christie's, London, 1801, p.2, Lot 21, Auction Catalogues (YCBA - Online, Art Sales Cataogues Online)

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Exhibition of the Royal Academy, Public Advertiser, London, April 28, 1789, p. 3, Online Resource (17th - 18th c Burney Coll)

Exhibition of the Royal Academy, the Twenty First, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1789, p. 9, No. 236, N5054 A53 14-28 (YCBA)

James Thomas Flexner, George Washington as an Art Collector, American Art Journal, vol. 4, New York, 1972, p. 26, N6505 A618 (HAAS)

Martin Hopkinson, Paul Sandby and the Secrets of Aquatint, Print Quarterly, vol. 20, London, 2003, p. 381, NE1 P765 20 (YCBA)

Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734-1797, a loan exhibition : Durlacher Bros., March 1 through March 26, 1960. , Durlacher Brothers Gallery, London, 1960, p.9, 24, V 0629 (YCBA)

Simon Macdonald, To 'shew virtue and its own image' : William Hodges's "The Effects of Peace and the Consequences of War, 1794-1795", British Art Journal, vol. 9, London, 2008, pp. 60-1, N6761 B74+ 9 (YCBA)

Benedict Nicolson, "Wright of Derby" at Sheffield, Burlington Magazine, vol. 92, London, 1950, p. 271, N1 B87+ 92 (YCBA)

Benedict Nicolson, Joseph Wright of Derby : Painter of Light, Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art, London, New York, 1968, pp. 65, 66, 153, 247 (vol. 1); p.180 (vol.2), lot 85, pl. 281, NJ18 W95 +N53 Oversize (YCBA)

Ronald Paulson, Zoffany and Wright of Derby : Contexts of English Art in the Late Eighteenth Century, Eighteenth Century Studies, vol. 3, Baltimore, 1969, p. 295, NX452 E54 3 (YCBA)

Putting the Poor in their Place : A Brief Guide : University Art Gallery, SUNY-Bingham, March 7 - April 20, 1986, Binghamton, 1986, ND466 P87 (YCBA)

Robert Rosenblum, Sources of Two Paintings by Joseph Wright of Derby, Journal of the Warburg and Courtald Institutes, vol. 25, London, 1962, pp. 135-6, pl. D, AS122 L8515 25 (YCBA)

Royal Academy, 1789. Original Remarks on the Exhibition, General Magazine and Impartial Review, London, May 1789, p. 209, Online Resource (British Periodicals)

Solomon Charles Kaines Smith, Wright of Derby, F. A. Stokes, New York, 1922, p. 150, 236, NJ18 W95 S55 (YCBA)

Sotheby's sale catalogue : Fine Paintings, Old Master Drawings 17 December 1947, Sotheby's, London, December 17, 1947, p. 13, lot 105, Sotheby's Catalogues Film B12 (YCBA)

Ellis Waterhouse, Painting in Britain, 1530 to 1790, Yale University Press, New Haven London, 1994, pp. 209, 214, pl. 171b, ND464 W37 1994 (YCBA)


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