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Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg, 1740–1812, French, active in Britain (from 1771)

A View near Matlock, Derbyshire with Figures Working beneath a Wooden Conveyor

Former Title(s):

An engine to draw water out of a lead mine near Matlock, Bath, Derbyshire

L'Aqueduc d'une mine de charbon pres de Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 35 5/8 x 57 inches (90.5 x 144.8 cm)

Signed and dated in brown paint, lower left: "PI de Loutherbourg 1785."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
banks | barrel | bridge (built work) | building | conveyor | house | labor | landscape | man | river | rocks (landforms) | stream | woman | wooden | workers
Associated Places:
Derbyshire | Derwent | England | Matlock | United Kingdom
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

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. 15, Available online http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621637

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 150, 151, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Louis Hawes, Presences of Nature : British Landscape, 1780-1830, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1982, pp. 129, pp. 178, no. V.2, pl. 105, ND1354.4 H38 (YCBA)

Olivier Lefeuvre, Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg : 1740-1812, , Arthena, Paris, 2012, pp. 121, 249, 260-61, 262, cat. no. 180, NJ18.L928 A12 L44 2012 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Musee des Beaux Arts de Strasbourg, Loutherbourg ( Strasbourg, 1740 - Londres, 1812 ):, tourments et chime`res : livret de l'exposition , Musees de la vie de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, 2012, p. 12, V 1392 (YCBA)

Graham Reynolds, Scene and Sensibility, TLS, the Times Literary Supplement, issue no. 4178, April 29, 1983, p. 438, Film S748 (SML) Also available OnLine in TLS Historical Archive (ORBIS)

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