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Sir David Wilkie

Sir David Wilkie Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Waterloo Dispatch oil painting on canvas
Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Waterloo Dispatch
Painting ID::  43923
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Sir David Wilkie Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Waterloo Dispatch oil painting on canvas



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  Sir David Wilkie
  1785-1841 British Sir David Wilkie Galleries Wilkie may have inherited his rectitude and tenacity, even his nervous inhibitions, from his father, the minister of his native parish. Though little responsive to schooling, he showed an early inclination towards mimicry that expressed itself in drawings, chiefly of human activity. In these he was influenced by a copy of Allan Ramsay pastoral comedy in verse, the Gentle Shepherd (1725), illustrated by David Allan in 1788. One of the few surviving examples of his early drawings represents a scene from it (c. 1797; Kirkcaldy, Fife, Mus. A.G.). Wilkie cherished the demotic spirit of this book and its illustrations throughout his life.
  Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Waterloo Dispatch
  1818-22 Oil on canvas, 97 x 158 cm

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