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Sir David Wilkie

(1785-1841), Painter

Sitter in 21 portraits
Artist associated with 16 portraits
A pioneering genre painter and an original portraitist, Wilkie's scenes of Scottish peasant life won him much attention when he moved from Edinburgh to London in 1805. He was the friend of B.R. Haydon with whom he visited France 1814. Patronised by the Prince Regent he was made painter to King William IV who knighted him in 1836. His death on his way home from India in 1841 was commemorated by Turner's painting, Burial at Sea.

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Sir David Wilkie, by William Henry Hunt - NPG 2770

Sir David Wilkie

by William Henry Hunt
watercolour, circa 1809
NPG 2770

Sir David Wilkie, by John Jackson - NPG 3154

Sir David Wilkie

by John Jackson
pencil and chalk, circa 1810
NPG 3154

Sir David Wilkie, by Sir David Wilkie - NPG 53

Sir David Wilkie

by Sir David Wilkie
oil on panel, 1813
NPG 53

Sir David Wilkie, by Benjamin Robert Haydon - NPG 2423

Sir David Wilkie

by Benjamin Robert Haydon
pencil, 1816
NPG 2423

Study for 'Patrons and Lovers of Art', by Pieter Christoffel Wonder - NPG 795

Study for 'Patrons and Lovers of Art'

by Pieter Christoffel Wonder
oil on canvas, circa 1830
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 795

'Artists', published by Hughes & Edmonds - NPG Ax132902

'Artists'

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
NPG Ax132902

Sir David Wilkie, by and published by John Young, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG D37528

Sir David Wilkie

by and published by John Young, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 1810
NPG D37528

Sir David Wilkie, by and published by John Young, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG D37529

Sir David Wilkie

by and published by John Young, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 1810
NPG D37529

Sir David Wilkie, by and published by John Young, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG D19316

Sir David Wilkie

by and published by John Young, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 1810
NPG D19316

Sir David Wilkie, by Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave), after  George Henry Harlow - NPG D22605

Sir David Wilkie

by Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave), after George Henry Harlow
etching, (1812)
NPG D22605

Sir David Wilkie, by Henry Meyer, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  John Jackson - NPG D38614

Sir David Wilkie

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, published 1 July 1815
NPG D38614

Sir David Wilkie, by Henry Meyer, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  John Jackson - NPG D14757

Sir David Wilkie

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, published 1 July 1815
NPG D14757

Sir David Wilkie, by Richard James Lane - NPG D22521

Sir David Wilkie

by Richard James Lane
lithograph, 1836
NPG D22521

Sir David Wilkie, by Francis Holl, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D8509

Sir David Wilkie

by Francis Holl, after Thomas Phillips
stipple and line engraving, circa 1840-1880 (1829)
NPG D8509

Sir David Wilkie, by Francis Holl, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D8510

Sir David Wilkie

by Francis Holl, after Thomas Phillips
stipple and line engraving, circa 1840-1880 (1829)
NPG D8510

Sir David Wilkie, by Edward McInnes, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D4802

Sir David Wilkie

by Edward McInnes, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 1843
NPG D4802

Sir David Wilkie, by Edward McInnes, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D4803

Sir David Wilkie

by Edward McInnes, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 1843
NPG D4803

Sir David Wilkie, by Leonard Charles Wyon, probably after  Samuel Joseph - NPG D2933

Sir David Wilkie

by Leonard Charles Wyon, probably after Samuel Joseph
bronze medal, 1861
NPG D2933

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Sir David Wilkie

by George Henry Harlow
wash and pencil, 1812
NPG D6684

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