THE ART OF SIR DAVID WILKIE

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Talk

24/06/2015 - 24/06/2015
12.30-1pm

Lunchtime Talk - The Waterloo Season

This curator’s talk examines the artistic career of Sir David Wilkie (1785 – 1841), with particular emphasis upon works in the collection of Aberdeen Art Gallery.

Wilkie was, during his lifetime, on a par with Turner and Constable as one of the three great British painters of the early 19th century. When Raeburn died in 1823, Wilkie was appointed King’s Limner for Scotland and, on the death of Sir Thomas Lawrence in 1830, he succeeded him as Sergeant Painter to the King. His art ranged from humble genre scenes of the poor to portraits of the great men of his age, including The Duke of Wellington.

Talk by Olga Ferguson, Curator

Advance booking is essential please call 01224 337714.

Image: The Duke of Wellington writing Dispatches, 1936 by Sir David Wilkie

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