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  • Title: A Philosopher in a Moonlit Churchyard
  • Creator: Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg, 1740–1812, French, active in Britain (from 1771)
  • Date Created: 1790
  • Physical Dimensions: 34 x 27 inches (86.4 x 68.6 cm) Frame: 40 5/8 x 35 x 2 3/4 inches (103.2 x 88.9 x 7 cm)
  • Subject Keywords: costume, theater, urn, sarcophagus, fresco, relief (sculpture), genre subject, bust, landscape, man, death, Romantic, Picturesque, the, Sublime, the, Gothic (Medieval), night, skulls (skeleton components), arch, grave, ruins, cemetery, churchyard, clouds
  • External Link: See this work of art on the Yale Center for British Art website
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Repository Name: Yale Center for British Art
  • Credit Line: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

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