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Drawing
  • Drawing
    Wilkie, David Sir, RA, born 1785 - died 1841
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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    1806 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    drawn in black chalk, on warm grey paper, slightly washed with Indian ink, and heightened with white

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.939

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 6

Physical description

A bald-headed elderly man, seated, with his hands clasped between his knees; his face careworn and melancholy; Drawn in black chalk, on warm grey paper, slightly washed with Indian ink, and heightened with white; Signed, D. W., 1806.

Place of Origin

England (possibly, drawn)

Date

1806 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

drawn in black chalk, on warm grey paper, slightly washed with Indian ink, and heightened with white

Marks and inscriptions

Signed, D. W., 1806.

Dimensions

Height: 10 in, Width: 6.5 in

Descriptive line

Wilkie, David (Sir, RA); A bald-headed elderly man, seated, with his hands clasped between his knees; Drawn in black chalk, on warm grey paper, slightly washed with Indian ink, and heightened with white; Signed and dated; English School; 1806.

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; Black chalk; Indian ink

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Wash technique; Heightening

Subjects depicted

Old man

Categories

Drawings; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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