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Scotch Boys at Breakfast

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. early 19th century (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.371

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Etching on copper, printed on India paper, entitled 'Scotch Boys at Breakfast' or 'Interior with Three Boys and a Dog'. Second state with the trousers shaded in horizontal lines and the whole darkened.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca. early 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Etching on copper, printed on India paper

Dimensions

Height: 3 in, Width: 1.75 in

Descriptive line

Etching by David Wilkie entitled 'Scotch Boys at Breakfast' or 'Interior with Three Boys and a Dog'. Great Britain, ca. early 19th century.

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

Scotch is an adjective meaning "of Scotland". The modern usage in Scotland is "Scottish" or "Scots", where the word "Scotch" is only applied to specific products, usually food or drink. To describe a person as "Scotch" has been widely considered pejorative since the early 19th century, as it reflects old Anglo-Scottish antagonisms. However, it is still in common use in North America, and is used here in its historical context.

Materials

India paper; Ink

Techniques

Etching; Printing

Subjects depicted

Breakfast; Interiors; Boys; Scottish; Dogs

Categories

Prints; Children & Childhood; Portraits; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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