by Sir David Wilkie
oil on panel, 1818
10 in. x 8 1/4 in. (254 mm x 210 mm)
Bequeathed by the sitter's son, Michael Thomson Scott Raimbach, 1887
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- Abraham Raimbach (1776-1843), Engraver. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
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- Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841), Painter. Artist associated with 16 portraits, Sitter in 21 portraits.
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Abraham Raimbach, the engraver, is best remembered for his series of distinguished plates after works by Sir David Wilkie. Wilkie quarrelled with his first engraver in 1812 and subsequently asked Raimbach to join him in producing a series of large plates for publication. The first of these, Village Politicians appeared in 1814 and was awarded a gold medal at the Paris Salon. In this portrait Raimbach, engraving tool in hand, is depicted as if momentarily distracted from his work.