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  • Place of origin:

    Kensington (made)

  • Date:

    2 February 1923 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 215

Physical description

Drawing of a soldier and his family.

Place of Origin

Kensington (made)


2 February 1923 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink

Marks and inscriptions

'David Wilkie. Kensington Febry 2nd 1823.'
Signed and dated

Stamped with the mark of the collection of Sir Bruce Sterling Ingram (1877-1963) (lugt 1405a)


Height: 19.1 cm, Width: 16.2 cm

Object history note

This drawing is a study related to the figure of a seated solider, holding up a baby in the oil painting ‘Chelsea Pensioners reading the Waterloo Despatch’ (1822) in the Wellington Museum, Apsley House (no.1469). A sketch of the figures of a seated soldier and a woman, perhaps intended as a study for the same oil painting, is in the Department of Prints and Drawings, Dyce Collection no.938.

Descriptive line

Pen and ink drawing by Sir David Wilkie of a soldier and his family, 1823.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963 . London: HMSO, 1964.





Subjects depicted

Family; Soldier


Drawings; Scotland


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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