Sir David Wilke c 1850 The Rat Hunters

Catalog Number 52189
 
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Artist Biography:

Sir David Wilkie [1785 - 1841) was a Scottish painter. In 1799, after he had attended school at Pitlessie, Kettle and Cupar his father reluctantly agreed to his becoming a painter. Admitted to Edinburgh College of Art and began the study of art under John Graham. It was his habit of haunting fairs and marketplaces, and transferring to his sketchbook all that struck him as characteristic and telling in figure or incident, and of his admiration for the works of Carse and David Allan [Scottish painter 1744 - 1796].

Date:

c.1850

Source:

Gems of European Art, Published by George Virtue, 26 Ivy Lane, London

Volume:

Unknown

Plate No.:

Unknown

Description:

The Rat Hunters: Four boys in a back street, three crouching and encouraging three dogs to sniff out rats from a hole in the ground while the fourth stands to left stepping on a spade, with a large barrel under a wooden awning against the wall of the house behind them, steps to a doorway in the background to right Painted by Sir David Wilkie, engraved by W. Greatbach

Print Method:

Line Engraving on heavy stock

Condition:

Above Average: margins have minor fingering.

Size of Print:

21.6 x 16 cm. approximately (8.5 x 6.3 in.)

Size of Leaf:

34.9 x 26 cm. approximately (13.7 x 10.2 in. )

References:

The British Museum Registration Number 1864,0625.10

Price:
$75.00
SKU:
52189
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