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Study for "Wellington writing a dispatch", 1825: 738(17)

Object information

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Study for "Wellington writing a dispatch", 1825


Draughtsman: Wilkie, David




History note: W.W. Knighton, Christie's, 22 May 1885, lot. 365 with 366; bought by White (for Murray) £4

Measurements and weight

Height: 202 mm
Width: 145 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1912) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Production date: AD 1825


A study for the painting of 1836 in Aberdeen Art Gallery.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink
Sepia wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and brown ink with sepia wash on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: D. Wilkie
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1825
  • Location: Lower left, following the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: 738(17)
Primary reference Number: 14402
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 8 November 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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