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Creator Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734–1797, British, active in Italy (1773–75)
Title Virgil's Tomb by Moonlight, with Silius Italicus
Alternate Title(s) Virgil's Tomb by Moonlight
Date 1779
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 40 1/16 x 50 1/4 inches (101.8 x 127.6 cm)
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1973.1.68
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
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Subject Terms cave | landscape | literary theme | man | portrait | steps | tomb
Place Represented Italy | Napoli | Posillipo

Judy Egerton, Wright of Derby, Tate Publishing, London, 1990, p. 120-21, NJ18 W95 +E54 1990 Oversize (YCBA)

Llewellynn Jewitt, Wright of Derby, Art Journal, vol. 60, December 1866, p. 377, J10 Ar74 + (LSF)

Benedict Nicolson, Wright of Derby: Addenda and Corrigenda, Burlington Magazine, vol. 130, no.1027, October 1988, pp. 755, 756, fig.42, N1 B87 + (YCBA) , Available online through JSTOR.

J. B. Trapp, The Grave of Vergil, Journal of the Warburg and Courtald Institutes, vol. 47, 1984, pp. 26 n.166, pls 10b, AS122 L8515 (YCBA)

Joseph Wright of Derby, St. James Chronicle or the British Evening Post, London, April 29-May 1, 1779, Arts & Entertainment page, Available online from 17th-18th Century Burney C , Available online from 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers.

Lance Bertelsen, David Garrick and English Painting, Eighteenth Century Studies, vol. 11, Spring 1978, pp.311, 320, fig. 5, NX452 E54 11 (YCBA) , Also available online at JSTOR.

Benedict Nicolson, Wright of Derby, Addenda and Corrigenda, Burlington Magazine, vol. 130, October 1988, pp. 755-756, fig. 47, N1 B87 130:3 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

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