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Queen Adalaide on Horseback

Period:
19th Century
Description:

Wilkie achieved international recognition for his highly original paintings of events and episodes from contemporary life. His skills as a narrator were evident in the facial expressions and poses of his characters, and in the informative detail he included.

 

He was born in Fife, the son of a rural minister and began his formal artistic training at the Trustees’ Academy in Edinburgh when he was fifteen. He then moved to London in 1805 and became a full member of the Royal Academy in 1811. He was appointed Painter to the King in 1830 and knighted in 1836.

Materials/Media:
Pencil and watercolour on paper
Dimensions:
20cm x 11.5cm
Source:
Gracefield Arts Centre
Accession number:
325D
Digital Number:
GCFA053n
Creation Date:
1830
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council