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Creator:
Sir David Wilkie, 1785–1841, British
Title:
Sketch for 'The Reading of a Will'
Date:
1820
Medium:
Oil on board
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 7 1/2 x 10 inches (19.1 x 25.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Dated center, illegible: "1[?]20"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.679
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
armchair | attorneys | bonnet | children | death | family | fireplace | grief | hat | lawyer | men | mirror | mourners | mourning | notary | reading | study (visual work) | will | women
Access:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
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Nicola Hicks (Yale Center for British Art, 2013-11-14 - 2014-03-09)

Publications:
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Flavia Dietrich, A Picture for the Barvarian King: David Wilkie's The Reading of the Will (1820), British Art Journal, 4, Summer 2003, p. 37-44, N6761 B74 OVERSIZE (YCBA) Also available online: Art Source; JSTOR databases

David H. Solkin, Art on the Line : the Royal Academy Exhibitions at Somerset House 1780-1836, , Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2001, p.169, fig. 140, N5054 A78 2001B (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1139
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