A Gentleman at His Desk, between 18th and 19th century

  • David Wilkie, English, 1785-1841

Drypoint printed in black ink on chine collé

  • Framed: Image: 4 3/8 × 5 1/8 inches (11.1 × 13 cm) Plate: 5 5/8 × 6 1/8 inches (14.3 × 15.6 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S1257

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Drypoint
  • Chine collé
  • Paper (fiber product)
  • Ink
  • Figures (representations)
  • Desk
  • Drypoint
  • England
  • Dog

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Inscribed, in black ink, lower left edge: [ ]tleman at his desk. | [ ] David Wilkie. Inscribed, center lower edge: A Gentleman at his Desk. [ ]point by Sir David Wilkie. see Hamerton p. 275.

Provenance

F.J.F. Bradley. Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Hamerton, P.G. Etchings & Etchers. London, 1868, p. 275.

Rights Status

David Wilkie, A Gentleman at His Desk, between 18th and 19th century, drypoint printed in black ink on chine collé. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S1257.