From 9/20 through 9/23, visitors may only enter through the John R entrance. All other entrances, plus the museum grounds, Kirby St and Farnsworth St will be closed during this time for Concours d'Elegance.

The Village Politicians, 19th century

  • Edward Smith, English
  • David Wilkie, English, 1785-1841

Etching and engraving in ink on wove paper

  • Image: 9 3/4 × 13 inches (24.8 × 33 cm) Sheet: 11 1/2 × 13 3/4 inches (29.2 × 34.9 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps


Inscribed, in plate, lower left: SIR DAVID WILKIE. Inscribed, lower right: EDWARD SMITH Inscribed, center bottom margin: THE VILLAGE POLITICIANS. | Engravings after the Best Pictures of the Great Masters

March 1887, Crawcour sale. Mrs. James E. Scripps [Harriet J.]

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

Edward Smith; after David Wilkie, The Village Politicians, 19th century, etching and engraving in ink on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S1113.