John Jackson Sir David Wilkie, R.A. c.1815–20

Artwork details

Artist
John Jackson 1778–1831
Title
Sir David Wilkie, R.A.
Date c.1815–20
Medium Chalk on paper
Dimensions Support: 273 x 213 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Sir J.C. Robinson through the Art Fund 1908
Reference
N02279
Not on display

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Sir David Wilkie was one of the most important figures in the development of genre or subject painting at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Pictures by him can be seen in this room as well as Galleries 5 and 9. His work borrowed from the example of Dutch and Flemish art of the seventeenth century, which was then proving popular with art collectors. Hazlitt wrote that Wilkie's pictures 'may be considered as diaries, or minutes of what is passing constantly about us'. The creator of this portrait, John Jackson, was primarily known as an engraver.

September 2004

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