Sir David Wilkie

1785-1841 British Sir David Wilkie Galleries Wilkie may have inherited his rectitude and tenacity, even his nervous inhibitions, from his father, the minister of his native parish. Though little responsive to schooling, he showed an early inclination towards mimicry that expressed itself in drawings, chiefly of human activity. In these he was influenced by a copy of Allan Ramsay pastoral comedy in verse, the Gentle Shepherd (1725), illustrated by David Allan in 1788. One of the few surviving examples of his early drawings represents a scene from it (c. 1797; Kirkcaldy, Fife, Mus. A.G.). Wilkie cherished the demotic spirit of this book and its illustrations throughout his life.

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Sir David Wilkie The Letter of Introduction oil painting


The Letter of Introduction
Painting ID::  563
Artist: Sir David Wilkie
Painting: The Letter of Introduction
Introduction: 1813 National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh
   
   
     

Sir David Wilkie The Blind Fiddler oil painting


The Blind Fiddler
Painting ID::  564
Artist: Sir David Wilkie
Painting: The Blind Fiddler
Introduction: 1806 Tate Gallery, London
   
   
     

Sir David Wilkie Reading the Will (mk09) oil painting


Reading the Will (mk09)
Painting ID::  21442
Artist: Sir David Wilkie
Painting: Reading the Will (mk09)
Introduction: 1820 Oil on panel,76 x 115 cm Munich,Bayerische Staatsgemalde-sammlungen,Neue Pinakothek
   
   
     

Sir David Wilkie The Letter of Introduction (nn03) oil painting


The Letter of Introduction (nn03)
Painting ID::  23535
Artist: Sir David Wilkie
Painting: The Letter of Introduction (nn03)
Introduction: 1813 Oil on panel 61 x 50 cm 24 x 19 3/4 in National Gallery of Scotland Edinburgh
   
   
     

Sir David Wilkie The Defence of Saragossa (mk25) oil painting


The Defence of Saragossa (mk25)
Painting ID::  24037
Artist: Sir David Wilkie
Painting: The Defence of Saragossa (mk25)
Introduction: 1828
   
   
     

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     1785-1841 British Sir David Wilkie Galleries Wilkie may have inherited his rectitude and tenacity, even his nervous inhibitions, from his father, the minister of his native parish. Though little responsive to schooling, he showed an early inclination towards mimicry that expressed itself in drawings, chiefly of human activity. In these he was influenced by a copy of Allan Ramsay pastoral comedy in verse, the Gentle Shepherd (1725), illustrated by David Allan in 1788. One of the few surviving examples of his early drawings represents a scene from it (c. 1797; Kirkcaldy, Fife, Mus. A.G.). Wilkie cherished the demotic spirit of this book and its illustrations throughout his life.