Regency Portraits Catalogue
Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841), Painter
'There is a raw, tall, pale, queer Scotchman come, an odd fellow, but there is something in him' (John Jackson to Haydon 1805).
Referencesback to topCunningham 1843
Allan Cunningham, Life of Sir David Wilkie, 3 vols., 1843.
B. R. Haydon, Correspondence and Table Talk, 2 vols., 1876.
B. R. Haydon, Diary, 5 vols., ed. Willard Pope, 1960-3.
Letters in NPG archive from Wilkie's brother and sister Thomas and Helen and his granddaughter Sophia Winfield.
Hamish Miles forthcoming catalogue of the works of Wilkie, incorporating a quantity of hitherto unpublished letters and documentation.
H. C. Morgan unpublished thesis on John Jackson, Leeds University, 1956.
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.