Sir David Wilkie A Girl Seated, in Profile to Left 1840

Artwork details

Sir David Wilkie 1785–1841
A Girl Seated, in Profile to Left
Date 1840
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 338 x 245 mm
Acquisition Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Technique and condition

A watercolour on a lightweight, cream tinted wove paper. The work is in good condition with noticeable surface dirt and general discolouration.

On acquisition the support was removed from its window mount, dry-cleaned to reduce surface dirt, and previous tapes and labels removed. It was pressed and mounted onto white museum board.

Lisa Psarianos
January 1998

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