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Creator:
Sir David Wilkie, 1785–1841, British
Title:

The Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Waterloo Dispatch

Additional Title(s):

Sketch for David Wilkie's Painting "Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo"

Date:
before 1822
Medium:
Brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper, mounted in moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 10 1/2 x 12 5/16 inches (26.6 x 31.2 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 6 5/8 x 8 15/16 inches (16.9 x 22.7 cm), and Sheet: 4 3/8 × 6 5/8 inches (11.1 × 16.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, lower center: "The Chelsea Pensioners"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "58"

Signed in brown ink, lower left: "Sir D. Wilkie R A."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.4225
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
buildings | Chelsea pensioners | crowd | figures | flags | genre subject | horse (animal) | men | retirement community | street | study (visual work) | tables | women
Associated Places:
Chelsea | England | Europe | Greater London | London | United Kingdom
Access:
View by request in the Study Room
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:14040
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