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Sir David Wilkie, 1785–1841

Chelsea Pensioners Receiving the Gazette Announcing the Battle of Waterloo

Former Title(s):

Chelsea Pensioners receiving the London Gazette Extraordinary of Thursday, July 22nd, 1815, announcing the battle of Waterloo!!! [1822, Royal Academy of Arts, London, exhibition catalogue]

ca. 1819
Oil on panel
10 1/2 x 17 inches (26.7 x 43.2 cm)

Signed in brown paint, lower left: "Wilkie"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
babies | battle | celebrating | children | cityscape | costume | gazette | genre subject | historical subject | horse (animal) | people | politics | signs | soldier | street | surprise | tankards | tavern
Associated Places:
Chelsea | England | Europe | Greater London | United Kingdom
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

A Triad of Painters: Fuseli, Wilkie, and Cruikshank, Graham's illustrated magazine of literature, romance, art, and fashion., 42, no. 3, March 1853, p. 315, Available online : American Periodicals database Also avalable in hard copy: A89 G7603 (LSF) [ORBIS]

A Triad of Painters: Fuseli, Wilkie, and Cruikshank, Home Magazine, 8, T.S. Arthur Publisher, Philadelphia, August 1856, p. 108, Available Online via American Periodicals database Also available in hard copy: A89 L12846 (LSF) [ORBIS]

Charles Edward Birch Appleton, Wilkie's Letters to Perry Nursey, The Academy Publishing, London, Sep. 28, 1878, p.323-324, A88 +Ac122 LSF Also available online at Periodical Archive Online Foundation Collection [ORBIS]

Patsy Campbell, Pictures of the Waterloo Era: Wilkie and Burnet at Apsley House, Country Life, Feb. 25, 1971, fig. 1, S3 .C68 Oversize YCBA [ORBIS]

William Chiego, Sir David Wilkie of Scotland (1785-1841), Raleigh: North Carolina Museum of Art, 1987, p.184-192, NJ18 W665 C45 [ORBIS]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 250-251, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Allan Cunningham, Life of Sir David Wilkie, The Albion, A Journal of News, Politics and Literature, American Periodicals, May 20, 1843, p.239, A89 +An46 LSF Also available online at American Periodicals Series (Collection I) [ORBIS]

David Wilkie, The National Magazine, 1, July 1830, p.33-38, WD 9160 LSF Also available via JSTOR [ORBIS]

Flavia Dietrich, David Wilkie at Dulwich, British Art Journal, 4, Summer 2003, p.105, N6761 .B74 Oversize YCBA [ORBIS]

Julie Donovan, Sydney Owenson and the Politics of Style: 1800-1835 [PhD Dissertation, George Washington University], Washington D.C., 2007, fig. 13, Available online at ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global [ORBIS]

Lindsay. Errington, Tribute to Wilkie from the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland, p. 65, fig. 50, NJ18 W665 E77 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Exhibition of Cabinet Pictures by British and Foreign Artists, French Gallery, The Athenaeum, London, Nov. 3, 1877, p. 570, A88 +At421 LSF Also available online via British Periodicals Collection I [ORBIS]

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 73, ND466 G67 (YCBA) [YCBA]

James Grant, The Young Wilkie, The Metropolitan Magazine (1833-1840), 20, London, Dec. 1837, p.428-432, Available online at American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2 [ORBIS]

William Hauptman, Gericault, Delacroix and Constable's The Hay Wain : Two versions of an 1858 letter reconsidered, British Art Journal, vol. 23, Autumn 2022, p. 19, N6761 .B74 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Catherine Hoover, The Influence of David Wilkie's Prints in the Genre Paintings of William Sidney Mount, The American Art Journal, 13, Kennedy Galleries, Inc, New York, Summer 1981, p.32, N6505 .A618 Haas Also available online via JSTOR [ORBIS]

Francina Irwin, Wilkie at the Crossroads, 116, The Burlington Magazine Publications Ltd., April 1974, p.214, N1 .B87 YCBA [ORBIS]

Leslie Leibensperger Williams, Pinafore Painters: Childhood Genre in Regency and Victorian Art [PhD Dissertation, Indiana University], 1990, p. 353, fig. 14, Available online at ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global [ORBIS]

James Macauley, David Wilkie, R.A., The Leisure Hour, Bouveriest Publishing, London, p. 726, Available online via British Periodicals Collection I [ORBIS]

Melinda Ruth McCurdy, History and Human Experience in the Art of David Wilkie, 1806-1835 [PhD Dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara], Santa Barbara, 2005, p. 65-118, fig. 13, Available online via ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global [ORBIS]

Elisa Renee Milkes, A Battle's Legacy: Waterloo in Nineteenth-Century Britain [PhD Dissertation; Yale University], New Haven, 2002, p.86, fig. 2.2, Film D11589 LSF Also available online from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global [ORBIS]

John Morrison, Painting the Nation: Identity and Nationalism in Scottish Painting, 1800-1921, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2003, p.34-36, ND478.M67 2003 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Daniel Mulhall, The Wandering Liberator, History Ireland, 9, p.9, Available online via JSTOR [ORBIS]

Edward Croft Murray, An Exhibition of Drawings by Sir David Wilkie, R.A. (1785-1841), 74, The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs, Feb 1939, p. 91-93, N1 .B87 [ORBIS]

Sir David Wilkie--Turner's Picture of his Burial, The Ladies' Repository; a Monthly Periodical Devoted to Literature, Art, and Religion (1849-1876), 22, J.F. Wright and L. Swormstedt Publishers, Cincinnati, p. 4, Miw50 .R29 LSF Also available online via American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection Series 4 [ORBIS]

David H. Solkin, Art on the Line : the Royal Academy Exhibitions at Somerset House 1780-1836, , Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2001, p.37, 69-71, N5054 A78 2001B (YCBA) [YCBA]

Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower, Sir David Wilkie, G.Bell, London, 1902, p. 46, NJ18 W665 G68 (YCBA) [YCBA]

The Royal Academy, The Athenaeum, London, Jan. 30, 1886, p. 173, A88 +At421 LSF Also available online at British Periodicals Collection I [ORBIS]

The School; Wilkie's Last Great Work, The Anglo American, New York, July 5, 1845, A89 +An46 LSF Also online at American Periodicals (Collection II) [ORBIS]

Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Autobiography of John Burnet, Bulletin of the American Art Union, New York, November 1850, p. 132-133, J10 +Am358D LSF [ORBIS]

Rosemary Treble, London. The Nineteenth Century, The Burlington Magazine, 123, The Burlington Magazine Publications Ltd., Burlington, p. 691, N1 .B87 Oversize YCBA [ORBIS]

Nicholas Tromans, David Wilkie, the People's Painter, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2007, p.243, [related work, in Apsley House p10, 41-3, 46, 83, 121, 126,131,133, 162-8, 176, 193, 206, 266], plate 6, NJ18.W665 T765 2007 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Nicholas Tromans, David Wilkie: A Painter of Everyday Life, London: Dulwich Picture Gallery, p. 88-91, NJ18. W665 776 2002 (LC) OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Wilkie in Turkey: the Tartar Messenger Narrating the News of the Victory of St. Jean d'Acre, The Art Bulletin, College Art Association of America, Inc., p.265, fig.8, N11 .C4 Oversize YCBA Also available online at JSTOR [ORBIS]

Wilkie's Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo, The Times, London, England, July 16, 1831, p.2, Online via the Times Digital Archive [ORBIS]

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