National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of The Corinthian Maid Joseph Wright (artist)
British, 1734 - 1797
The Corinthian Maid, 1782-1784
oil on canvas
overall: 106.3 x 130.8 cm (41 7/8 x 51 1/2 in.) framed: 135.9 x 158.8 x 8.2 cm (53 1/2 x 62 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.)
Paul Mellon Collection
1983.1.46
On View
From the Tour: British and American History Paintings of the 1700s
Object 7 of 8

Exhibition History

1785
Pictures, Painted by J. Wright, of Derby, Robins, London, 1785, no. 13.
1831
Pictures by Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch and English Masters, Royal Manchester Institution, 1831, no. 130.
1910
Paintings by Wright of Derby 1734-1797, Graves Galleries, 1910, no. 93.
1934
Bicentenary Exhibition of Paintings by Joseph Wright, Corporation Art Gallery, Derby 1934, no. 35.
1947
Joseph Wright of Derby 1734-1797, Derby Museums and Art Gallery; Leicester Museums and Art Gallery, 1947, no. 37
1958
Joseph Wright of Derby, Arts Council of Great Britain, Tate Gallery, London; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1958, no. 25, pl. xi.
1963
Painting in England 1700-1850: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1963, no. 372, repro. pl. 221.
1964
Painting in England 1700-1850: from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Royal Academy of Arts, London; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 1964-1965, no. 235.
1969
Joseph Wright of Derby: A Selection of Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1969-1970, no. 10, repro.
1986
Gifts to the Nation: Selected Acquisitions from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1986, unnumbered checklist, repro.
1988
Pintura Británica de Hogarth a Turner, organized by the British Council, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1988-1989, no. 34, color repro.
1990
Joseph Wright of Derby, Tate Gallery, London; Grand Palais, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 69, color repro.
1999
An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1999-2000, no cat.
2009
La Sombra [Shadows], Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, 2009, no. 2, repro.
2010
L'Antiquité rêvée. Innovations et résistances au XVIIIe siècle [Antiquity Revived. Neoclassical Art in the Eighteenth Century], Musée du Louvre, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2010-2011, fig. 178 (French cat.), no. 90 (English cat.), repros. (shown only in Houston).

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