Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841), Painter

Painter; ARA 1809, RA 1811.

'There is a raw, tall, pale, queer Scotchman come, an odd fellow, but there is something in him' (John Jackson to Haydon 1805).

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Cunningham 1843
Allan Cunningham, Life of Sir David Wilkie, 3 vols., 1843.

Haydon 1876
B. R. Haydon, Correspondence and Table Talk, 2 vols., 1876.

Haydon 1960-3
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.

Miles n.d.
Hamish Miles forthcoming catalogue of the works of Wilkie, incorporating a quantity of hitherto unpublished letters and documentation.

Morgan 1956
H. C. Morgan unpublished thesis on John Jackson, Leeds University, 1956.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.