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Creator:
Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734–1797, British, active in Italy (1773–75)
Title:
Matlock Tor by Moonlight
Date:
between 1777 and 1780
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 25 x 30 inches (63.5 x 76.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.7.177
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
cliff | clouds | genre subject | hills | horse (animal) | landscape | light | man | moon | night | reflection | river | waterfall
Associated Places:
Derbyshire | Derwent | England | Matlock | United Kingdom
Access:
On view
Exhibition History:
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Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20)

Fairest Isle - The Appreciation of British Scenery 1750-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 1989-04-12 - 1989-06-25)

Gentle, Rural and Sublime - English Landscape Paintings and Watercolors, 1750-1850 (Denver Art Museum, 1993-12-11 - 1994-02-06)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Art Gallery of South Australia, 1998-09-16 - 1998-11-15)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Queensland Art Gallery, 1998-07-15 - 1998-09-06)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1998-05-01 - 1998-07-05)

Art in Focus : Joseph Wright and the Spectacle of Science (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-03-30 - 2007-06-11)

The Critique of Reason : Romantic Art, 1760–1860 (Yale University Art Gallery, 2015-03-06 - 2015-07-26)

Yale University Art Gallery 2015 - 2016 (Yale University Art Gallery, 2015-07-27 - 2015-01-05)

Publications:
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David Ainley, Blinded by Spectacle, Disregard for Human Labour in a Landscape of Joseph Wright of Derby, and a Painter's Respnse folloiwng modernism , Digital and Material Arts Research Centre, University of Derby, January 12, 2012, p. 6, Available online http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621637

Katharine Baetjer, Glorious nature, British landscape painting, 1750-1850 , Zwemmer publisher, London, 1993, pp. 21, 124-25, no. 20, ND1354.4 B34 1993 (YCBA)

John Baskett, Painting in England: 1700-1850, the Collection of English paintings formed by Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon : on Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Richmind, untik August 18th , Connoisseur, Vol. 153, June 1963, p. 101, N1 C75 + (YCBA)

William Bemrose, Wright of Derby, a Biographical Notice, Reliquary, vol. 4, April 1864, p. 212, By2 945 (LSF) Copy of article in file. Also available online in British Periodicals database.

Charles Edward Buckley, English Landscape by Joseph Wright of Derby, Art Quarterly, v. 18, 1955, pp. 264-71, J10 Ar81 + (LSF)

Megan Cullen, Fairest isle, the appreciation of British scenery, 1750-1850 : [exhibition] label copy by Megan Cullen ... [et al.] Yale Center for British Art, April 12-June 25, 1989. , Yale Center for British Art, [New Haven, 1989, p. 54, no. 125, ND1354.4 F351 1989 (YCBA)

Stephen Daniels, Joseph Wright, Tate Publishing, London, 1999, pp.68-69, no. 56, NJ18 W95 D25 1999 (YCBA)

Judy Egerton, Wright of Derby, Tate Publishing, London, 1990, p. 184, NJ18 W95 +E54 1990 Oversize (YCBA)

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 78, ND466 G67 (YCBA)

Andrew Graciano, "The Book of Nature is Open to All Men", eology, Mining, and History in Joseph Wright's Derbyshire Landscapes , Huntington Library Quarterly, vol. 68, University of California Press, December 2005, p. 590, Z783 S25 H45 68 SERIALS (YCBA)

Luke Herrmann, British landscape painting of the eighteenth century., Faber & Faber, London, 1973, p.90, ND1354.4 H47 1973 + (YCBA)

Luke Herrmann, The Paul Mellon Collection at Burlington House, Connoisseur, v. 157, no. 634, December 1964, pp. 218, 219, fig. 11, N1 C75 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) Another copy available in YCBA Vertical File Collection: v 2334

Ian S. Hodkinson, An 18th century artist-applied lining, Joseph Wright of Derby's "Cut through the Rock at Cromford" , American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, vol. 34, Spring 1995, pp. 35-26, Available online at JSTOR http://www.jstor.org/stable/3179434

Llewellynn Jewitt, Wright of Derby, Art Journal, vol. 60, December 1866, pp. 377-378, J10 Ar74 + (LSF)

Julia Marciari-Alexander, This other Eden, paintings from the Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1998, pp.84-85, no. 29, ND1314.3 Y36 1998 (YCBA)

Duncan Robinson, Fairest isle, the appreciation of British scenery, 1750-1850 : Yale Center for British Art, April 12-June 25, 1989. , Yale Center for British Art, [New Haven, 1989, p. 16, no. 125, ND1354.4 F35 (YCBA)

Robert Rosenblum, Wright of Derby: Gothick Realist, ART News, vol. 59, March 1960, pp. 24-7, N1 A6 OVERSIZE (HAAS)

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, p. 12 (v.1), no. 36, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, pp. 56 (v.1)..., no. 38, pl. 223, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965. , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, p. 63 (v. 1), no. 232, ND466 Y35 (YCBA)

Exhibition at Durlacher Gallery, Arts Magazine, vol. 34, April 1960, p. 54, N1 A415 OVERSIZE (HAAS)

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https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:4997
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