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Creator Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734–1797, British, active in Italy (1773–75)
Title The Prisoner
Alternate Title(s) Small Prison Scene
Prison Scene
Date 1787 to 1790
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 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
Accession Number B1981.25.715
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1665717
Subject Terms arches | architectural subject | cell | correctional institution | dark | genre subject | prison | prisoner | punishment | sadness | vaulted ceilings | window
Publications

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

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