The Life of Sir David Wilkie 3 Volume Set (Blandet mediaprodukt)

With his Journals, Tours, and Critical Remarks on Works of Art

Serie: Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture 


Innbinding: Blandet mediaprodukt
Utgivelsesår: 2015
Antall sider: 1594
Forlag: Cambridge University Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781108078955
Omtale The Life of Sir David Wilkie 3 Volume Set
Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841) is often called the first truly international British artist. This three-volume biography, published in 1843, two years after Wilkie's sudden death while on a tour of the Mediterranean, and containing extracts from his journals and letters, remains an indispensable source for his life and works. Born in Scotland, Wilkie became a student at the Royal Academy in 1805, and in the following years the uncompromising realism of his scenes from rural life made his name known and attracted royal patronage: he was appointed 'the King's Limner in Scotland' by George IV. Travels in Europe and the Middle East enabled the study both of Old Masters and of the landscapes which had inspired them. This work was compiled by his friend, the poet and critic Allan Cunningham (1784-1842), who himself died shortly after correcting the proofs: it was seen through the press by his son.

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