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Creator Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734–1797, British, active in Italy (1773–75)
Title Matlock Dale, looking toward Black Rock Escarpment
Alternate Title(s) View of the Boathouse near Matlock
View in Matlock Dale, looking south to Black Rock Escarpment
Date between 1780 and 1785
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 23 x 30 inches (58.4 x 76.2 cm)
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1981.25.718
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
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Subject Terms cliffs | hills | landscape | river | road | trees | village | water | woods
Place Represented Derbyshire | Derwent | England | Europe | Matlock | United Kingdom

Canaletto to Constable, paintings of town and country from the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., 1998, pp. 15, 77, pl. 26, ND1354.4 Y25 1998 (YCBA)

Louis Hawes, Presences of Nature : British Landscape, 1780-1830, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1982, pp. 54, 160, no. IV.2, pl. 43, ND1354.4 H38 (YCBA)

Judy Egerton, Wright of Derby, Tate Publishing, London, 1990, p. 194, no. 123, NJ18 W95 +E54 1990 Oversize (YCBA)

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 78, ND466 G67 (YCBA)

David Ainley, Blinded by Spectacle, Disregard for Human Labour in a Landscape of Joseph Wright of Derby, and a Painter's Respnse folloiwng modernism, Digital and Material Arts Research Centre, University of Derby, January 12, 2012, pp. 2-3, Available online

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