The Pope Examining a Censer, 1824

  • David Wilkie, English, 1785-1841

Etching printed in black ink on chine collé

  • Image: 7 × 5 1/2 inches (17.8 × 14 cm) Plate: 9 × 7 1/8 inches (22.9 × 18.1 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S1256

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Chine collé
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Portrait
  • Pope
  • Etching
  • Censer
  • England

Signed, in plate, lower left: [artist's monogram]

Inscribed, in plate, following monogram, lower left: .1824. Inscribed, in pencil, lower edge of sheet: The Pope examining a Canter | Dr D. W. Wilkie | This is one of the finest etchings ever produced Inscribed, in black ink and pencil on a strip of the same paper, taped over the preceeding inscription: No 1256 "The Pope examining a censer" - Sir D. Wilkie "This is one of the finest etchings ever produced in England". Hamerton p. 274. [the 274 is crossed-out and above it is written] I. 222

F.J.F. Bradley. Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Hamerton, P.G. Etchings & Etchers. London, 1868, p. 222.

David Wilkie, The Pope Examining a Censer, 1824, etching printed in black ink on chine collé. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S1256.