Joseph Wright

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Joseph Wright
1734-1797
Cascade at Rydal
ca. 1795
Pencil on paper.
11 13/16 x 18 7/8 inches (301 x 479 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
2009.416
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Caption title at upper right reads: Cascade at Rydall [sic]; various portions of the sketch initialed by the artist: dk, gr, suns, etc.

Provenance: 
From the library of Gordon N. Ray (accessioned retrospectively).
Notes: 

Title from pencil inscription at upper right.
The finished painting of the same subject, entitled "Rydal waterfall" and signed and dated 1795 by the artist, is in the collection of the Derby Museum & Art Gallery. Cf. B. Nicolson. Joseph Wright of Derby : painter of light. New York : Pantheon Books, 1968, v. 1 p. 93, 94, 267 & v. 2 plate 352.

Summary: 

Sketch of a bridge and waterfall in the garden of Sir Michael Fleming's estate, Rydal Hall, near Ambleside.

Associated names: 

Wright, Joseph, 1734-1797. Rydal waterfall.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.

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