International Art

December 01 - 06, 2018

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LOT 811
Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841)
  • Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841)
  • Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841)
  • Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841)

811

Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841), Scottish

FIVE STUDIES FOR “THE PENNY WEDDING”, CIRCA 1818

Five pen and sepia ink drawings with some brushwork; some inscribed verso indicating sketches probably made in situ. Framed in one mat.

Four/One 2.75 x 1.75 in — 7 x 4.4 cm; 3.5 x 6.5 in — 8.9 x 16.5 cm

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $1,560
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Elected A.R.A. in 1809 and R.A. in 1811, Wilkie was appointed the King’s Limner for Scotland in 1823 and painter in ordinary to the king in 1830. The painting for which this sketch is prepared, “The Penny Wedding, 1818”, is in the queen’s collection.

Provenance:

Morton Morris & Company, London, UK;
From whom purchased by the Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario in 1977