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David Wilkie, R.A.: P.7-1993

Object information

Current Location: In storage


David Wilkie, R.A.


Printmaker: Ward, William
Printer: Lahee, James
Publisher: Colnaghi
Publisher: Cameron, Francis
Publisher: Elder, Adam
Painter: Geddes, Andrew (After)




After the painting by Andrew Geddes, same direction and the same dimensions as the painting, which is on panel (1816; National Galleries of Scotland, PG 1443). Standing, full-length, leaning against the back of a tapestried chinoiserie chair, turned towards the left, head turned to the front but looking out towards the right. Right hand resting against his temple. Wilkie wears a damask dressing-gown and leather mules. The setting is presumably Wilkie's studio. A fringed covering on the chair, pipes and a vase on top of a walnut cabinet in the background to the left and a cane resting against a chinese lacquered screen to the right.

Legal notes

Given by Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, 1993

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1993) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


19th Century
Production date: 1818-10-14 AD 1818


Mezzotint. Proof with open letters. Artists' names to left: 'Painted by ANDREW GEDDES' and right: 'Engraved by W.m WAR, ARA, Engraver to HRH the Prince Regent & the Duke of York'. The title engraved in open roman uppercase letters: 'DAVID WILKIE R.A.' Dedication below: 'From the Original Picture in the Possession of Alexander Oswald Esq. / to whom this Print is most respectfully dedicated by his very Obedient humble Servant, ANDREW GEDDES.' Printer's name at lower right: 'Printed by Lahee' (this is mistakenly transcribed as 'Lane' in all print sources) and 'PROOF' scratched at lower left. Publication line: 'Pub. Oct 14. 1818. by Colnaghi & Co. Cockspur Street London. Francis Cameron. Bank Street. & Adam Elder. Greenside Place Edinburgh'. Inscribed on the verso: 'no 22'. Sanderson describes a third state with closed letters. See Notes.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.7-1993
Primary reference Number: 240144
Frankau (Ward): 323.II
Chaloner Smith: 90
O'Donoghue: 3
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Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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