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William Day, 1764–1807

Matlock Baths, Derbyshire

ca. 1789
Watercolor, pen and brown ink, gray ink, and graphite on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Mount: 17 3/8 × 22 1/2 inches (44.1 × 57.2 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 14 5/16 × 19 5/8 inches (36.4 × 49.8 cm), Sheet: 13 13/16 × 19 3/16 inches (35.1 × 48.7 cm)

Inscribed in pen, with black ink, on mount, center: "Matlock Baths, from the Guilderoy Mine at the Head of the Valley | Derbyshire"

Collector's: J Whatman (letters; similar to Heawood 3459)

Signed in pen, with brown ink, lower center: "W Day"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cityscape | cliffs | genre subject | houses | men | mountains | women | workers
Associated Places:
Derbyshire | England | Europe | Matlock Bath | United Kingdom
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IIIF Manifest:

The Line of Beauty : British Drawings and Watercolors of the Eighteenth Century (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-05-19 - 2001-08-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

William Hauptman, John Webber : Landschaftsmaler un Südseefaher = Pacific voyager and landscape artist, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, 1996, pp. 202-3, no. 44c, NJ18 .W382 H28 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Sotheby's, Sotheby's sale catalogue : Fine Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century English paintings, drawings and watercolours : 26 March 1975, Sotheby's, London, March 26, 1975, pp. 86-7, lot 152, Auction Catalogues [ORBIS]

Scott Wilcox, Line of beauty : British drawings and watercolors of the eighteenth century, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, pp. 70-71, no. 55, NC228 W53 2001 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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