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Reading the Will

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1819 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on copper, printed on India paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Sheepshanks

  • Museum number:

    FA.360

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 191

Physical description

Etching on copper, printed on India paper, depicting the reading of a will. Initialled and dated by the artist. Fourth state with the table-cloth and newspaper completely shaded, the whole darkened.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1819 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Etching on copper, printed on India paper

Marks and inscriptions

D.W. 1819
Signed and dated by the artist

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in, Width: 4.9375 in

Descriptive line

Etching by David Wilkie entitled 'Reading the Will'. Great Britain, 1819.

Materials

India paper; Ink

Techniques

Etching; Printing

Subjects depicted

Death; Wills; Legal

Categories

Prints; Death; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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