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

The Only Child; The Jew's Harp; The Cut Finger; Blind Man's Buff; The Rent Day; The Scotch Piper; The Prieu-Dieu; and Self Portrait: A Sketch of the Eight Paintings Framed and Hanging on a Wall

Date:
undated
Medium:
Oil on canvas on panel
Dimensions:
10 5/8 × 13 9/16 inches (27 × 34.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed, in artist' hand, verso: "These Eight Sketches, by David Wilkie, on facsimiles|of his finished pictures, following, namely (1.) the only child. (2.) the Jews Harp. (3.) The Cut finger|(4.) Blind Man’s Buff (5.) the Rent day|(6) the Scotch piper (7.) the prie-dieu (8.) Wilkie’s own portrait|and were made by him when growing into Celebrity as|an artist, - and sent by him, - as an Exemplar of his Success|to his Brother Captain Wilkie (of the Indian Army) then|resident in India: and the Group of Sketched passed after Captain Wilkie’s death, to his Brother Officer, Captain|Smith, and derivatively from Captain Smith, to his Brother George Smith, the Eminent painter. | See Memoranda affixed to the back of the Group of|Sketches but concealed by the present wood backing"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2014.5.8
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
frames (furnishings) | genre subject | paintings
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:54290
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A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-06-01 - 2017-08-13) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Hamish Miles, Fourteen Small Pictures by Wilkie: 5th to 30th October 1981, The Society, London, 1981, fig. 4, NJ18 W665 M55 (YCBA) [YCBA]


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