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Studies for a Bride at Her Toilet

Artist:
Sir David Wilkie (British, Cults, Scotland 1785–1841 off Gibraltar)
Date:
ca. 1838
Medium:
Pen, brown ink, brush, brown wash
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 x 4 1/2 in. (20.3 x 11.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.227.2
Not on view
Inscription: Verso, in pen and brown ink [part of a letter continued on verso of 08.227.4a,b; these were once part of the same sheet; text incomplete because part of the sheet now missing]: "obtrusion upon you will appear very / . . .our kindness will perhaps excuse it. Since / . . .ice in the matter venture to subscribe you/ important service. / a nephew, Mr. Andrew Wilkie now / 19, who has been bred in the merchant / is to get into the Company's service. I / . . .tus cannot be immediately effected / May I ask Sir whether you then / . . . ed in one of the East India Company / . . .s, as Captain's Clerk, and whether / . . . or your friendly assistance in obtaining / for him [continues on the verso of 08.227.4a,b, which was once part of this sheet].
Sir James Knowles (British, Reigate 1831–1908 Brighton); Christie's, London, Knowles's sale, May 27, 1908, lot 9 (bought Parsons); Vendor: E. Parsons & Sons (London), through Roger Eliot Fry
Roger Eliot Fry [as "R.E.F."] "Recent Acquisitions of Drawings (Continued)." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 4, no. 2, February 1909, p. 24.

Winslow Ames Drawings, Fourth Anniversary Exhibition Exh. cat. Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT, March 2-April 15, 1936, cat. no. 172.

Anne Carlisle English Drawings: XIX Century. Hyperion Press, New York, [1950], p. 55, ill.



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