after Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734–1797, British, active in Italy (1773–75)
"William and Margaret"
Mezzotint on thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 19 1/2 × 23 11/16 inches (49.5 × 60.2 cm)
Lettered, lower left: "Painted by J. Wright"; lettered, lower right: "Engraved by J.R. Smith Mezzotinto Engraver | to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales"; lettered, lower left: "Twas at the silent solemn hour | When night and morning meet"; lettered, lower right: "In glided Margarets grimly ghost | And stood at William's feet"; lettered, lower center: "WILLIAM and MARGARET | From the celebrated ballad in Piercies Religues of Antient English Poetry Vol 3 XVI | London Published June 1 1802 by R.Ackermann at his Repository of Arts N.101 Strand"
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Matthew Craske, Joseph Wright of Derby : Painter of darkness, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, pp. 296-297, fig. 192, NJ18.W95 C72 2020+ (YCBA)