Blind - Man's Buff.
Published 1.st June, 1822 by D. Wilkie and A. Raimbach, London.
Very fine engraving with large margins. Open letter state. Platemark: 510 x 640mm (20 x 25¼"). Damage to lower edge of sheet. Uncut.
A lively interior scene. A blindfolded man feels his way around a room, as many adults and children try to remain out of his reach. A small boy cheekily tugs on the blindfolded man’s jacket. David Wilkie (1785-1841) painted the original oil version of ‘Blind Man’s Buff’ in 1812. It was exhibited at the Royal Academy the following year, having been commissioned by the Prince Regent (later George IV), who paid the considerable sum of 500 guineas for the work. The painting remains in the Royal Collection today. An oil sketch, made in preparation for the work, is in the Tate Collection.
Provenance: Hooton Pagnell Hall, Yorkshire.
[Ref: 39981] £360.00