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The Blind Fiddler.
The Blind Fiddler.
Painted by D. Wilkie, R.A. Engraved by J. Burnet.
London, Published Oct.r 1.st 1811 By Mess.rs Boydell & Co. Cheapside.
Engraving. Fine impression, open letters. Platemark: 495 bx 615mm (19½ x 24¼") with large margins.
A blind fiddler, on the left, plays to a large family within a rustic interior. A woman sits by the hearth holding a small child in her lap, two children watching the fiddler in the centre, with a man and woman behind them playing with another child, and two boys on the right, one trying to imitate the fiddler. After Scottish genre painter and etcher David Wilkie (1785 - 1841).
Provenance: Hooton Pagnell Hall, Yorkshire.
[Ref: 39833]   £360.00  
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Blind - Man's Buff.
Blind - Man's Buff.
Painted by David Wilkie RA. Engraved by Abraham Raimbach, _ Hon.y Member of the IMP.L Academy at St. Petersberg.
Published 1.st June, 1822 by D. Wilkie and A. Raimbach, London.
Very fine engraving, pen letter state. 510 x 640mm (20 x 25¼"), with wide margins, uncut. Damage to lower edge of sheet.
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  
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L'Aveugle Joueur de Violon.
L'Aveugle Joueur de Violon.
Dav. Wilkie Peint. Jazet Sculp.t
A Paris, chez Jazet. Faub.g St. Martin, No.71, et Ch.les Bance, Rue J.J. Rousseau, No.10. Déposé à la Direction. [n.d. c.1820.]
Aquatint with etching. 300 x 394mm (11¾ x 15½"). Soiling to right corner,
The blind violinist: rustic interior with at left a blind man sitting on a chair and playing violin for a family of country folk; one of the boys mocks the musician by pretending to play on bellows.
[Ref: 31313]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Breakfast Table.]
[The Breakfast Table.]
D. Wilkie R.A. Etched by C.W. Marr.
London, Nov. 24, 1823, Published by J. Young, Upper Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, and Hurst, Robinson & Co 90 Cheapside.
Etchin on chine collé. 290 x 230mm (11½ x 9"), very large margins.
An etching after David Wilkie's painting 'The Breakfast Table', with an old couple and a young man sitting at a round breakfast table. A maid pours hot water into a teapot.
[Ref: 56664]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr Cartwright Consul at Constantinople and his Albanian.
Mr Cartwright Consul at Constantinople and his Albanian.
D Wilkie ft. Constantinople Novr 1st 1840. [Lithographed by Joseph Nash.]
[London: Graves & Warmsley, 1843.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 535 x 360mm (21 x 14¼") very large margins.
John Cartwright, consul-general at Constantinople from 1817-44, during which time the Levant Company was wound up, with Cartwright taking on the role formerly played by the Company's representative. Despite being described in the plate as an Albanian, Mustapha, Cartwright's janissary, was Swiss by birth. David Wilkie (1785-1841) set out for the East in 1840 to gather material for a series of biblical illustrations, visiting Constantinople, Beirut, Jerusalem, Cairo, and Alexandria. He died at sea on his return journey, before he could turn his sketches into the intended oils: This plate appeared in his 'Sketches in Turkey, Syria and Egypt' published in 1843.
Abbey Travel: 379.
[Ref: 52157]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Keyplate] Chelsea Pensioners reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo.
[Keyplate] Chelsea Pensioners reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo.
[after David Wilkie, R.A.] J. Moyes, Castle Street, Leicester Square.
[London, Moon, Boys, & Graves, c.1831.]
Very rare letterpress broadside with woodcut vignette. Sheet 850 x 570mm (33½ 22½"). Folds with worn holes, foxed.
Keyplate and list of subscribers for David Wilkie's lively scene of Chelsea pensioners sitting round a wooden table outside the Duke of York inn, listening to one reading the news of the Battle of Waterloo. The key lists the variant uniforms of the old soldiers. The extensive list of subscribers include the Duke of Wellington, the artist and Francis Moon, one of the publishers.
For Chelsea Pensioner's Print: Ref: 32632
[Ref: 36975]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Chelsea Pensioners reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo.
Chelsea Pensioners reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo. To Field Marshal the most noble Arthur Duke of Wellington, R.G. Prince of Waterloo, &c. &c. this print commemorative of that decisive victory is with the highest admiration and respect dedicated by the proprietors.
Painted by David Wilkie, R.A. Principal painter in ordinary to His Majesty. David Wilkie 1827 [Facsimile signature inscribed in plate] / Engraved by John Burnet.
London. Published Sept.r 10, 1831, by Moon, Boys, & Graves, Printsellers to the King, 6 Pall Mall.
Engraving, very rich impression. Printed area: 435 x 720mm (17¼ x 28¼"). Some paper toning at bottom edge. Trimmed inside platemark.
A lively scene depicting a group of Chelsea pensioners sitting round a wooden table outside the Duke of York inn. In the centre, one is reading the paper with the news of Waterloo to the many people gathered around him, including a sailor who leans back in his chair talking to the pensioner next to him, a father in uniform sitting further to the right holding a baby, and a soldier on horseback who shares a toast having ridden up on the left. Lettered below the image with the title and a dedication to Wellington "Prince of Waterloo", from the publisher, and a coat of arms in the centre.
See: 36975 for keyplate
[Ref: 32632]   £320.00  
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[Keyplate] Chelsea Pensioners reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo.
[Keyplate] Chelsea Pensioners reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo.
[after David Wilkie, R.A.] J. Moyes, Castle Street, Leicester Square.
[London; Moon, Boys, & Graves, c.1831.]
Rare letterpress broadside with woodcut vignette. Sheet 880 x 570mm (34½ x 22½"). Creases and tears.
The keyplate to Sir David Wilkie's painting of a group of Chelsea pensioners sitting round a wooden table outside the Duke of York inn, with one reading aloud the news of Waterloo, highlighting 16 points of interest including variant uniforms of the old soldiers. Below is an extensive list of subscribers, noting whether they bought proofs or prints, including Wilkie himself, the Duke of Wellington (to whom the print was dedicated) and F.G. Moon, one of the publishers.
See: 36975 for keyplate & Ref: 32632 for print.
[Ref: 58217]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Clubbist.
The Clubbist. From the Original Picture in the Collection of W.m Catley Esq.re To whom this Plate is respectfully dedicated by his Obliged Serv.t W. Raddon.
D. Wilkie, R A Pinx.t. W.Raddon Sculp.t.
London, Published Jan.y 2, 1832 for the Proprietor by H.y Leggatt & Co, 85, Cornhill, 3 doors East of the Royal Exchange.
Engraving. 355 x 305mm (14 x 12"). Some spotting. Bit messy.
Men sitting around a table in a club, one wearing a tricorn, with a hand on the punch bowl, another pointing at the contents, both looking up and talking to the butler, who stands between them, scratching his chin; other men to right, carousing, one sitting in the left foreground, inspecting a watch-chain.
[Ref: 57546]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Clubbist.
[The Clubbist. From the Original Picture in the Collection of W.m Catley Esq.re To whom this Plate is respectfully dedicated by his Obliged Serv.t W. Raddon.]
[D. Wilkie, R A Pinx.t. W.Raddon Sculp.t.]
[London, Published Jan.y 2, 1832 for the Proprietor by H.y Leggatt & Co, 85, Cornhill, 3 doors East of the Royal Exchange.]
Engraving on chine collé, proof; 95 x 120mm (3¾ x 4¾"). Trimmed to image, top and bottom, tear affecting india paper repaired.
Men sitting around a table in a club, one wearing a tricorn, with a hand on the punch bowl, another pointing at the contents, both looking up and talking to the butler, who stands between them, scratching his chin; other men to right, carousing, one sitting in the left foreground, inspecting a watch-chain. This example was printed after the plate was cut down, leaving only the heads.
See BM: 1840,0627.110 for same state.
[Ref: 57547]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Clubistes
Les Clubistes
[after David Wilkie.]
H. Maneville, Paris.
Steel engraving. Sheet 345 x 250mm (13½ x 9¾").
Men sitting around a table in a club, one wearing a tricorn, with a hand on the punch bowl, another pointing at the contents, both looking up and talking to the butler, who stands between them, scratching his chin; other men to right, carousing, one sitting in the left foreground, inspecting a watch-chain.
French version, for English see ref: 57549, 57548, 57547, 57546.
[Ref: 57550]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Clubbists.
The Clubbists.
Painted by Sir David Wilkie, R.A - Engraved by W. Greatbach. The Original Painted for Leigh Hunt, Esq:
[n.d. c.1815.]
Engraving. 317 x 246mm. 12½ x 9¾".
Men sitting around a table in a club, one wearing a tricorn, with a hand on the punch bowl, another pointing at the contents, both looking up and talking to the butler, who stands between them, scratching his chin; other men to right, carousing, one sitting in the left foreground, inspecting a watch-chain. Illustration to Leigh Hunt's "Classic Tales", 1807.
[Ref: 26629]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Clubbist. V.I.P 1779.
The Clubbist. V.I.P 1779. Classic Tales.
Painted by David Wilkie. Engraved by Anker Smith A.R.A.
Published by John Hunt & Carew Reynell, at the News Office, Brydges Street, Strand, Jam.y 1st, 1807.
Engraving on chine collé. 205 x 160mm (8 x 6¼").
Men sitting around a table in a club, one wearing a tricorn, with a hand on the punch bowl, another pointing at the contents, both looking up and talking to the butler, who stands between them, scratching his chin; other men to right, carousing, one sitting in the left foreground, inspecting a watch-chain. From Leigh Hunt's 'Classic Tales'.
[Ref: 57549]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Clubbist.
[The Clubbist. From the Original Picture in the Collection of W.m Catley Esq.re To whom this Plate is respectfully dedicated by his Obliged Serv.t W. Raddon.]
D. Wilkie, R.A. pinx.t. W.Raddon sculp.t.
London, Published Jan.y 2, 1832 for the Proprietor by H.y Leggatt & Co, 85, Cornhill, 3 doors East of the Royal Exchange.
Engraving on chine collé, proof before title, insciption in scratch letter. 355 x 305mm (14 x 12").
Men sitting around a table in a club, one wearing a tricorn, with a hand on the punch bowl, another pointing at the contents, both looking up and talking to the butler, who stands between them, scratching his chin; other men to right, carousing, one sitting in the left foreground, inspecting a watch-chain.
See BM 1839,0309.14 for this state.
[Ref: 57548]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Christopher Columbus in the Convent of La Rábida Explaining his Intended Voyage.]
[Christopher Columbus in the Convent of La Rábida Explaining his Intended Voyage.]
[Engraved by Henry Thomas Ryall after Sir David Wilkie.]
[n.d., 1843.]
A very rare mezzotint, proof before letters on chine collé. 595 x 705mm (23½ x 27¾"), with very wide margins, edged with silk. Mint.
Columbus sits at a table using a pair of compasses on a map watched by three men and his son Diego.
Wilkie's original oil is in the North Carolina Museum of Art.
[Ref: 52069]   £360.00  
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Duncan Gray.
Duncan Gray. Duncan fleech'd, and Duncan pray'd, Ha, ha the wooing o't; Meg was deaf as Ailsa Craig, Ha, ha the wooing o't.
Painted by D. Wilkie R.A. Engraved by T. Ranson.
Published June 1st 1822 by T. Preston London and by the Proprietor G. Thomson Edinburgh.
Engraving, printed on chine collé. Plate: 275 x 230mm (10¾ x 9"), with very large margins. Foxing in margins.
An illustration to Robert Burn's poem 'Duncan Gray' which tells of a young suitor who woos a reluctant Maggie, he almost gives up but Maggie eventually relents. The artist Mulready is said to have modelled for Duncan Gray while Wilkie's own mother and sister are said to have modelled as Maggie and her mother. Scottish sheepdog at feet of Duncan.
[Ref: 47716]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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La Fête de Village.
La Fête de Village.
Peint par Wilkie. Gravé par Jazet.
A Paris chez Jazet, rue de Lanery, No.7, et chez Aumont, M.d d’Estampes, rue J.J. Rousseau, No.10. Déposé à la Direction. [n.d. c.1823.]
Aquatint. 316 x 419mm (12½ x 16½"). Slightly dusty, off image.
A scene in a market place; women and children to the right but a water pump and torught; men drinking to the right; a bustling scene.
[Ref: 31120]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Gipsy.
The Gipsy.
D. Wilkie, RA. Pinxt. H. Meyer Sculpt.
London, Published Jany. 6, 1814, by T. Macdonald, No.39, Fleet Street.
Mezzotint, 355 x 250mm. 14 x 9¾".
A woman in a bonnet and cape looks at the viewer while breast feeding a baby.
Provenance Drax Family, Charborough Park, Wareham, Dorset.
[Ref: 13680]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Hebrew Woman & Child.
Hebrew Woman & Child.
David Wilkie ft 1840. [Lithographed by Joseph Nash.]
[London: Graves & Warmsley, 1843.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 410 x 285mm (16 x 11½"), with large margins.
A seated woman wearing an embroidered jacket and headdress, with a small child on her lap. David Wilkie (1785-1841) set out for the East in 1840 to gather material for a series of biblical illustrations, visiting Constantinople, Beirut, Jerusalem, Cairo, and Alexandria. He died at sea on his return journey, before he could turn his sketches into the intended oils: This plate appeared in his 'Sketches in Turkey, Syria and Egypt' published in 1843.
Abbey Travel: 379.
[Ref: 54739]   £320.00   (£384.00 incl.VAT)
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Hebrew Women reading the Scriptures at Jerusalem.
Hebrew Women reading the Scriptures at Jerusalem.
David Wilkie ft 1841. [Lithographed by Joseph Nash.]
[London: Graves & Warmsley, 1843.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 250 x 165mm (9¾ x 6½"), with wide margins.
Women reading a book, one sucking a baby. David Wilkie (1785-1841) set out for the East in 1840 to gather material for a series of biblical illustrations, visiting Constantinople, Beirut, Jerusalem, Cairo, and Alexandria. He died at sea on his return journey, before he could turn his sketches into the intended oils: This plate appeared in his 'Sketches in Turkey, Syria and Egypt' published in 1843.
Abbey Travel: 379.
[Ref: 52172]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Jour de Loyer.
Le Jour de Loyer.
Dav. Wilkie Peint. Jazet sculp.t
A Paris chez Jazet, rue de Lanery, No.7, et Ch.les Bance Rue J.J. Rousseau, No.10. Déposé à la Direction. [n.d. c.1823.]
Aquatint with etching. 299 x 394mm (11¾ x 15½"). Some staining to edges.
Rent day: interior with procession of figures coming to pay their rent to a man sitting at a desk to left. On the right, a family having lunch around a table.
[Ref: 31122]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Portrait of Abram Jacob Messir.
Portrait of Abram Jacob Messir.
D Wilkie ft, Jan.y 27, Smyrna - [signed in plate]. [Lithographed by Joseph Nash.]
[London: Graves & Warmsley, 1843.]
Sepia tinted lithograph, heightened in white, image 420 x 300mm. 16½ x 11¾". Some damage to corner tips.
Full-length portrait of a gentleman from Smyrna, an ancient city on the Aegean coast of Anatolia, Turkey. After David Wilkie (1785 - 1841), for 'Sir D. Wilkie’s Sketches in Turkey, Syria & Egypt, 1840 & 1841' (25 plates).
See Abbey Travel 379, 15.
[Ref: 22399]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Study For A Principal Figure In The Picture Of 'The Parish Beadle'.
Study For A Principal Figure In The Picture Of 'The Parish Beadle'. by D. Wilkie R.A. [signature facsimile] (in the Possession of Col. Berkeley.)
Plate 2 of Lithographic Imitations of Sketches by Modern Artists' by Richd. J. Lane.
Printed by C. Hullmandel. London. Published by J. Dickinson. 1827.
Lithograph on india laid paper, sheet 380 x 275mm. 15 x 10¾".
A study for 'The Parish Beadle' by David Wilkie R.A. (1785 - 1841), Scottish genre painter and etcher. The painting of 1822 is now in the Tate Gallery. It was engraved by Greatbach. From the series 'Lithographic imitations of sketches by modern artists' by Richard James Lane (1800 - 1872), reproductive lithographer.
[Ref: 8878]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Study for A Principal Figure in the Picture of
Study for A Principal Figure in the Picture of "The Parish Beadle".
By David Wilkie R.A. [facsimile.] (in the Possession of Col: Berkeley) Proof. Plate 2, of Lithographic Imitations of Sketches by Modern Artists by Rich.d J. Lane A.R.A.
Printed by C. Hullmandel. London 1827. Published by J. Dickinson.
Lithograph on chine collé with large margins. 406 x 272mm. 16 x 10¾". Foxing and crease in margins
Plate 2: characters from Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist", a whole-length monkey in the centre, sitting on shoulder of Oliver Twist with hat on the left. The painting 'The Parish Beadle' (1822) by David Wilkie is now in the Tate Gallery.
[Ref: 24895]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Study for A Principal Figure in the Picture of
Study for A Principal Figure in the Picture of "The Parish Beadle".
By David Wilkie R.A. [facsimile.] (in the Possession of Col: Berkeley) Proof. Plate 2, of Lithographic Imitations of Sketches by Modern Artists by Rich.d J. Lane A.R.A.
Printed by C. Hullmandel. London 1827. Published by J. Dickinson.
Lithograph, printed on india. Printed area: 230 x 160mm (9 x 6¼"), with very large margins.
Plate 2: characters from Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist", a whole-length monkey in the centre, sitting on shoulder of Oliver Twist with hat on the left. The painting 'The Parish Beadle' (1822) by David Wilkie is now in the Tate Gallery.
Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire
[Ref: 46798]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Piper.
The Piper. To Francis Freeling Esq.r This Plate is respectfully dedicated by his obliged Serv.t D. Wilkie.
D. Wilkie R.A. pinx.t. Edw.d Smith sculp.t.
London Published July 1. 1824, by Hurst, Robinson & Co. 90, Cheapside & 8 Pall Mall.
Engraving. Plate: 290 x 225mm (11½ x 9''). Thread margins.
A portrait of a bagpiper, after a painting first exhibited by Wilkie in 1813.
[Ref: 51025]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Rabbit on the Wall
The Rabbit on the Wall From the Original Picture in the Collection of John Turner Esq.r To whom this Plate is respectfully Dedicated by his obliged Servant David Wilkie.
Painted by David Wilkie R.A. Engraved by John Burnet
London. Published July 5th 1821 by Hirst, Robinson & Co. (late Boydell) 90 Cheapside
Line engraving, 450 x 310mm. 17½ x 12¼".
A family watch, with mixed expressions, the silhouette of a rabbit which a man has produced using the light from a candle near his hands. Engraved by John Burnet after an early painting by David Wilkie (1785-1841). Burnet, a fellow Scotsman, had formed part of a circle around the successful Wilkie after joining him in London, and engraved several plates after paintings by Wilkie.

[Ref: 13646]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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Village Recruits.
Village Recruits.
Painted by Sir David Wilkie, R.A. Engraved by Charles Fox.
London, Published Sept.r 1, 1838, by Thomas Boys, XI Golden Square, Regent Street.
Rare engraving. Laid, on India paper. First Proof Impression. Platemark: 510 x 640mm (20 x 25¼"). Very large margins.
An interior scene within a village tavern, with men gathered around a wooden table, some in military uniform. One, to the left, is sitting on the table, hand on his hip, watching a man seated to his left, grimacing with the exertion of pulling the cork from a stout bottle which he holds between his knees.
Provenance: Hooton Pagnell Hall, Yorkshire.
[Ref: 39984]   £380.00  
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Sir Walter Scott, Bar.t.
Sir Walter Scott, Bar.t.
Painted by D. Wilkie, R.A. Engraved by Edw: Smith.
London, Published, June 1, 1831 by Moon, Boys & Graves, Printsellers to the King, 6 Pall Mall.
Engraving. Sheet: 360 x 270mm (14 x 10½"). Trimmed.
A portrait of Scottish historical novellist, playwright and poet Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832). Bookplate of Johannes de Mare on reverse.
[Ref: 46846]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Sheep Washing.
Sheep Washing. Engraved from the original Picture in the Collection of Sir Thomas Baring Bart. To whom this print is by permission, Most respectfully dedicated by his obliged Servants, E.& W. Finden.
Painted by Sir David Wilkie R.A. Engraved by Finden. Printed by McQueen.
London, Published 1847, by J. Hogarth, 5. Haymarket.
Engraving. Plate 362 x 508mm. 14¼ x 20".
Men leading sheep into a mill-pond and then letting them make their way back into a pen on the bank to right, the thatched water-mill to left, a cart and horse in the yard behind the pens, in front of a coppice and a young boy with a dog and a few sheep, standing on the near bank to right under a small group of trees, leaning on his stick and looking across the water.
Ex Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18774]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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