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David Wilkie

 (1785 - 1841)
David Wilkie was active/lived in United States, United Kingdom, Scotland, England, Spain.  David Wilkie is known for genre and historical paintings.

Biography   David Wilkie


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Sir David Wilkie was a Scottish painter, who was the son of the parish minister of Cults in Fife, Scotland. He developed a love for art at an early age. In 1799, after he had attended school at Pitlessie, KingsKettle and Cupar, he was given permission by his father to become a painter. Through the influence of the Earl of Leven Wilkie was admitted to the Trustees' Academy in Edinburgh, and began the study of art under John Graham. 

He became a special admirer of the works of Alexander Carse and David Allan, two Scottish painters of scenes from humble life. A scene from Allan Ramsay, and a sketch from Macneill's ballad of Scotland's Skaith, afterwards developed into the well-known Village Politicians, were the first subje   ...  Displaying 750 of 3902 characters.

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PORTRAIT OF KING WILLIAM IV, THREE-QUARTER LENGTH, WEARING THE ROBES OF THE GARTER
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PORTRAIT OF THE INFANT DAUGHTER OF ADMIRAL WALKER, COMMANDER OF THE TURKISH FLEET
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