Lot 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

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

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.

Estimate: $2,000—3,000


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