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Sir David Wilkie

(1785-1841)

Biography


Sir David Wilkie, a Scottish painter, was born in Cults manse in Fife in 1785. In 1799, he was sent to study at the Trustees’ Academy in Edinburgh and on his return home in 1804, painted his Pitlessie Fair. The Village Politicians (1806) was of great success which made him settle in London. In 1817, he visited Sir Walter Scott at Abbotsford, and painted the family group now in the Scottish National Gallery. Read Sir David Wilkie's Full Biography

Sir David Wilkie. William Chalmers-Bethune, His Wife Isabella Morison and their Daughter Isabella. William Chalmers-Bethune, His Wife Isabella Morison and their Daughter Isabella. 1804. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Sir David Wilkie. The Blind Fiddler. The Blind Fiddler. 1806. Oil on panel. Tate Gallery, London, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Sir David Wilkie. Distraining for Rent. Distraining for Rent. 1815. Oil on panel. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Sir David Wilkie. The Letter of Introduction. The Letter of Introduction. 1818. Oil on panel. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Sir David Wilkie. The Penny Wedding. The Penny Wedding. 1818. Oil on panel. Private collection. Order a Poster or Print
Sir David Wilkie. Reading a Tract. Reading a Tract. 1820s. Etching. Private collection. Order a Poster or Print
Sir David Wilkie. The Defence of Saragossa. The Defence of Saragossa. 1828. Oil on canvas. Royal Collection, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Sir David Wilkie. The Cotter's Saturday Night. The Cotter's Saturday Night. 1837. Oil on panel. Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Sir David Wilkie. The First Council of Queen Victoria. The First Council of Queen Victoria. 1838. Oil on canvas. Royal Collection, UK. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Sir David Wilkie. Samuel in the Temple. Samuel in the Temple. 1839. Watercolor on paper. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Sir David Wilkie. Seated Lady of Constantinople. Seated Lady of Constantinople. 1840. Black, white and red chalk with red, blue and white washes. British Museum, London, UK. Order a Poster or Print
Sir David Wilkie. The Preaching of John Knox before the Lords of Congregation, 10 June 1559. The Preaching of John Knox before the Lords of Congregation, 10 June 1559. . Sketch. Oil on canvas. National Trust, Petworth House, Sussex, UK. Order a Poster or Print

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