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rococo-prince: “Sir David Wilkie Sir David Wilkie, 1785 - 1841. Artist (Self-portrait) about 1804 - 1805 Wilkie was born in the village of Pitlessie in the parish of Cults, Fife. Here, he gazes...

rococo-prince: “Sir David Wilkie Sir David Wilkie, 1785 - 1841. Artist (Self-portrait) about 1804 - 1805 Wilkie was born in the village of Pitlessie in the parish of Cults, Fife. Here, he gazes...

Sir David Wilkie, ‘Mrs Elizabeth Young in Eastern Costume’ 1841. ORIENTALISM

Sir David Wilkie, ‘Mrs Elizabeth Young in Eastern Costume’ 1841. ORIENTALISM

La predicación de Juan Knox antes de que los señores de Congregación 10 de junio 1559 - David Wilkie

La predicación de Juan Knox antes de que los señores de Congregación 10 de junio 1559 - David Wilkie

Wilkie chose to depict a type of marriage ceremony, common in Scotland, where the guests each paid a penny towards the expenses and anything left over went towards the couple’s new home. The subject was already known, having been treated by David Allen (1744-96) in a painting in Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick. The idea of the subject would seem to be that no richer couple could be happier, more loving, gracious and handsome, and no father of the bride could offer…

Wilkie chose to depict a type of marriage ceremony, common in Scotland, where the guests each paid a penny towards the expenses and anything left over went towards the couple’s new home. The subject was already known, having been treated by David Allen (1744-96) in a painting in Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick. The idea of the subject would seem to be that no richer couple could be happier, more loving, gracious and handsome, and no father of the bride could offer…

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