Yale Center for British Art
Creator:
Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734–1797, British, active in Italy (1773–75)

Title:
The Prisoner
Date:
1787 to 1790
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 16 x 18 1/2 inches (40.6 x 47 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:
Signed, lower right: "I. W." [or J.W.]
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.715
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
punishment | vaulted ceilings | sadness | window | arches | correctional institution | architectural subject | dark | prison | genre subject | cell | prisoner
Currently On View:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
Art in Focus : Joseph Wright and the Spectacle of Science (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-03-30 - 2007-06-11)

Joseph Wright of Derby (Tate Britain, 1990-02-07 - 1990-04-22)

Joseph Wright of Derby (Musée du Louvre, 1990-05-17 - 1990-07-23)

Joseph Wright of Derby (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1990-09-06 - 1990-12-02)

Publications:
Judy Egerton, Wright of Derby, Tate Publishing, London, 1990, p. 125, no. 64, NJ18 W95 +E54 1990 Oversize (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1172