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Matlock Tor: PD.8-1948

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Matlock Tor


Wright, Joseph (Wright of Derby) (Painter)


History note: Haskett Smith, London; his sale, Christie's, 28 May 1864 (32), bt. in; Haskett Smith, Kent

Legal notes

From the Fairhaven Fund.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1948) by Roland, Browse and Delbanco


Circa 1778 CE - 1780 1780 CE

School or Style


Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of canvas Frame: Depth 6.5 cm Height 92.3 cm Width 118.2 cm
Canvas: Height 73.1 cm Width 100 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: May 28/64 / 32
  • Location: Verso, canvas
  • Method of creation: White chalk

Inscription present: new

  • Text: 19 (twice) and illegible wording
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Yellow chalk
  • Text: 751K
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Black pigment
  • Text: 321 p(?)
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Stencil

Inscription present: old

  • Text: 37
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: White chalk

Inscription present: remains of old label

  • Text: (name of artist and title, with another line above this which has gone)
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1948
Primary reference Number: 4039
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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