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Kissing the Bairn

  • Object:


  • 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:

    Lithograph, printed on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Sheepshanks

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case ES, shelf 104

Physical description

Lithograph, printed on paper, depicting a grandmother and child.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


ca. early 19th century (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph, printed on paper


Height: 8.875 in, Width: 7.125 in

Object history note

This is the only lithograph by the artist. Only ten impressions taken from the stone, to show the artist, when it was accidentally broken.

Descriptive line

Lithograph by David Wilkie depicting a grandmother and child entitled 'Kissing the Bairn'. Great Britain, ca. early 19th century.


Paper; Ink


Lithography; Printing

Subjects depicted

Elderly; Family; Portrait; Children; Baby


Prints; Portraits; Scotland


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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