After Sir David Wilkie - Mid 19th Century Oil, The Jew's Harp
DescriptionAfter Sir David Wilkie - Original Mid 19th Century Oil. After the well known painting by Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841). Unsigned. On canvas on stretchers. 2 holes to canvas - one to the tope left and one to the middle. Severe craquelure. Losses to paint around edges from previous frame.Wilkie achieved international recognition for his highly original paintings of events and episodes from contemporary life. His skills as a narrator were evident in the facial expressions and poses of his characters, and in the informative detail he included. He was born in Fife, the son of a rural minister and began his formal artistic training at the Trustees' Academy in Edinburgh when he was fifteen. He then moved to London in 1805 and became a full member of the Royal Academy in 1811. He was appointed Painter to the King in 1830 and knighted in 1836.
25.5 x 20.2cm (10" x 8")
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|Artist||After Sir David Wilkie|
|Date||Mid 19th Century|
|Dimensions||25.5 x 20.2cm|
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