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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Scotland (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1822 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wilkie, David Sir, RA, born 1785 - died 1841 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    very slightly executed sketches, washed with sepia

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.927

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 108

Physical description

Sketches for the figure of King George IV; The King in Highland costume; Washed with sepia, and very slightly executed.

Place of Origin

Scotland (drawn)

Date

ca. 1822 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Wilkie, David Sir, RA, born 1785 - died 1841 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

very slightly executed sketches, washed with sepia

Dimensions

Height: 3.9 in, Width: 2.6 in

Historical context note

This is one of a number of sketches Wilkie made recording George IV’s 1822 visit to Scotland, as the first reigning monarch to go to Scotland for 150 years.

Despite changes in Wilkie’s painting style, George IV remained an admirer of his work. In 1830 he appointed Wilkie to the honourary post of ‘Painter in Ordinary to the King’ and in 1836, Wilkie received a Knighthood.

Descriptive line

Wilkie, David (Sir, RA); Sketches for the figure of King George IV; The King in Highland costume; Washed with sepia, and very slightly executed; English School; ca.1822.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.

Materials

Paper; Sepia

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Sketching; Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Sporran; Man; Kilt

Categories

Drawings; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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