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Matlock Tor: PD.8-1948

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Current Location: In storage


Matlock Tor


Painter: Wright, Joseph (Wright of Derby)




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 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
  • Type: 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
  • Type: 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 15 August 2022 Last processed: Thursday 16 March 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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