Sir David Wilkie R.A. [facsimile signature.] &c. &c. &c.
London Published October, 28, 1836, by F.G. Moon. Printseller to the King, 20 Threadneedle St. Printed by J. Graf.
Rare lithograph on india, with very large margins. Sheet 532 x 355mm. 21 x 14".
Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841) was a Scottish painter. He was a pioneering genre painter and an original portraitist, and his scenes of Scottish peasant life won him much attention when he moved from Edinburgh to London in 1805. He was the friend of B.R. Haydon with whom he visited France in 1814. He was patronised by the Prince Regent and was made painter to King William IV, who later knighted him in 1836. His death on his return from India in 1841 was commemorated by Turner's painting, Burial at Sea.
See NPG: D22521.
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