Artist Eugène Louis Gabriel Isabey
French, 1804-1886
Title
  • The Wreck
Date 1854
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 38 × 30 inches (96.5 × 76.2 cm)
Framed: 42 5/8 × 35 1/2 × 2 3/8 inches (108.3 × 90.2 × 6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Edward Chandler Walker
Accession Number 07.14
Department European Painting
On View Era of Revolution S331, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated lower right: E Isabey 1854
Collection Edward C. Walker by whom given to the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1907.
"Gifts Fine Arts Department 1907-1908", Detroit Museum of Arts Annual Report, vol. 2, no. 1, 1908, pp. 9, 26, repr. p. 24.

Anonymous, "The Wreck", Detroit Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 1, 1908, pp. 5-6, repr.

Detroit, Detroit Museum of Art, Handbook of Modern Paintings, Detroit, 1910, pp. 22-23, no. 135, repr.

Anonymous, "A Gallery set Aside", Bulletin of the Detroit Museum of Art, vol. 7, no.2, 1913, pp. 23, 25, repr.

Detroit, DIA, Catalogue of paintings, sculpture and contemporary arts and crafts, (cat. compiled by C. Burroughs), 1920, p. 96, no. 110.

Heil, W., Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 1930, cat. 108.

Richardson, E. P. (ed.), Detroit, DIA, Catalogue of Paintings, 1944, p. 66, no. 108.

Vancouver, Vancouver Art Gallery, "Of Ships and the Sea, 1600-1900," 1963, cat. 28, repr. (unpaginated).

Detroit, Cobo Hall, Freedom Festival, "French Master Works," 1964.

Cambridge, MA, Fogg Art Museum, "Eugene Isabey, Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, Lithographs" 1967, cat. 16 (unpaginated).

DIA Handbook, 1971, p. 154.

San Jose, Costa Rica, Museo de Jade, "Cinco Siglos de Oboras Maestras," 1978. p. 87, cat. 31, repr.

Flint, Flint Institute of Arts-Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Art Museum-Midland, Midland Center for the Arts-Muskegon, Hackley Art Museum, "The Figure in 19th Century French Painting", (DIA Show- on-the-Road), 1978/1979, pp. 28-29, cat. 7, repr.

St. Petersburg, FL, Museum of Fine Arts, "French Marine Paintings of the Nineteenth Century," 1985, pp. 9, 13, 21, cat. 3, repr.

Mertens, S., Seesturm und Schiffbruch: Eine motivgeschichtliche Studie, Hamburg, 1987, pp. 102, 193, repr.

Tokyo, Bunkamura Museum of Art; Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art; Ibaraki, Museum of Modern Art, "Masterpieces from The Detroit Institute of Arts," 1989/1990, pp. 86, 218, cat. 54, repr.

Wissman, F. W., European Vistas: Cultural Landscapes, Detroit, DIA, 2000, pp. 80-81, repr.