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

The Dead Soldier

Former Title(s):

A dead soldier, his wife and child. Vide Langhorn's Poems [1789, Royal Academy of Arts, London, exhibition catalogue]

Date:
ca. 1789
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
40 × 50 inches (101.6 × 127 cm) and 46 3/4 × 56 3/4 × 2 1/4 inches (118.7 × 144.1 × 5.7 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:
On view in the galleries
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:184
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Cost of Revolution: the Life and Death of an Irish Soldier (Museum of the American Revolution, 2019-09-26 - 2020-02-17) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

[Front Matter] : Advertisement : Ben Elwis, Burlington Magazine, vol. 148, London, 2006, p. iii, N1 B87+ 148:2 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 266-267, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Matthew Craske, Joseph Wright of Derby : Painter of darkness, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, pp. 275-276, fig. 183, NJ18.W95 C72 2020+ (YCBA) [YCBA]

Frederick J. Cummings, Boothby, Rousseau, and the Romantic Malady, Burlington Magazine, vol. 110, London, 1968, p. 666, N1 B87+ 110 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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