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Creator Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734–1797, British, active in Italy (1773–75)
Title Portrait of a Man, Known as the "Indian Captain"
Alternate Title(s) An Unknown Man (The Indian Captain)
Date ca. 1767
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 90 1/4 x 54 1/2 inches (229.2 x 138.4 cm)
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1981.25.713
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
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Subject Terms boots | breeches | clouds | gilded | man | portrait | shawls | staff (walking stick) | stockings | turban

Paul Mellon's Legacy, a passion for British art. [large print labels], Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 1, N5220 M552 +P381 2007, Mellon Shelf (YCBA)

Thos. Agnew and Sons Ltd., English life and landscape, an exhibition of English pictures, 1730-1870, 8th March-8th April 1971., [London, 1971, Lot 9, fig. 9, ND1314.4 A35 + (YCBA)

Society of Artists of Great Britain, Le pour et le contre, being a poetical display of the merit and demerit of the capital paintings, exhibited at Spring Gardens ..., London, 1767, p. 18, N5055.S6 C3 1760A (YCBA) , Also available Online Online (18th Century Collections Online - Gale)

Benedict Nicolson, Joseph Wright of Derby : Painter of Light, Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art, London, New York, 1968, pp.228,293 (v.1), no. 154, NJ18 W95 +N53 Oversize (YCBA)

Sotheby's sale catalogue : Catalogue of Important Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Pictures : 17 June 1970, Sotheby's, Ann Arbor, London, June 17, 1970, p. 30, Lot 68, fig. 68, Film B12, Reel 155

Ellis Waterhouse, An Impressive Panorama of British Portraiture, Apollo, v. 105, no. 182, April 1977, pp. 246, 249, fig. 21, N1 A54 + (YCBA) , Another copy of this article may be found in a separately bound and catalogued copy of this issue located on the Mellon Shelf [call number : N5220 M552 A7 1977 + (YCBA)]

William Bemrose, Wright of Derby, a Biographical Notice, Reliquary, vol. 4, April 1864, p. 180, By2 945 (LSF) , Copy of article in file. Also available online in British Periodicals database.

Judy Egerton, Joseph Wright of Derby: "Self Portrait in a Fur Cap", Museum Studies, vol. 18, no 2, 1992, pp. 120-1, N6767 A77 1992 (YCBA) , Also available online through JStor.

Keith Roberts, Current and Forthcoming Exhibitions:, London, Burlington Magazine, vol. 113,no.817, April 1971, pp. 232-3, fig. 74, N1 B87 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) , Also available online (JSTOR)

McCormick J. Thomas, Joseph Wright of Derby, Painter of Light [Review], Art Bulletin, vol. 55, September 1973, p. 465, N11 C4 + (YCBA)

Benedict Nicolson, Wright of Derby: Addenda and Corrigenda, Burlington Magazine, vol. 130, no.1027, October 1988, pp. 749-50, fig. 28, N1 B87 + (YCBA) , Available online through JSTOR.

British Art at Yale, Apollo, v.105, no. 182, April 1977, pp. 246, 249, fig. 21, N5220 M552 A7 1977 OVERSIZE (YCBA) , Published as April 1977 issue of Apollo; all of the articles may also be found in bound Apollo Volume [N1 A54 105:2 +]

Society of Artists of Great Britain, A catalogue of the pictures, sculptures, designs in architecture, models, drawings, prints, etc. : exhibited at the great room in Spring Garden, Charing Cross, April the twenty-second, 1767 by the Society of Artists of Great Britain incorporated by his, William Bunce, London, UK, 1767, p. 15, no. 188, N5055 S6 C3 (RARE BOOKS, YCBA) , Also Available online (18th Century Collection Online - Gale)

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