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Three figures on a ladder: "Sir David Baird Discovering the Body of Sataun Tippoo Saib" 1835-38: PD.20-1954

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Titles

Three figures on a ladder: "Sir David Baird Discovering the Body of Sataun Tippoo Saib" 1835-38

Maker(s)

Wilkie, David (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: H.S. Reitlinger; P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd.

Legal notes

From the Biffen Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 474 mm
Width: 303 mm

Relative size of this object

30.3 m47.4 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1954) by P. and D. Colnaghi and Co. Ltd

Note

A study for the three shadowy figures in the upper left of the painting. The motif and execution are reminiscent of Rubens. The figures in the distance behind Sir David Baird appear to have been painted in sometime between February and August 1838 (see entry for painting Cat. 42, 'Sir David Wilkie of Scotland', Yale and N. Carolina 1987, p. 254). Study for the painting in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Dark-brown ink
Chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Chalks, pen and dark-brown ink, and watercolour on paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.20-1954
Primary reference Number: 14429
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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