Correspondence of Sir David Wilkie, with related material

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises a collection of Wilkie's correspondence with several persons, notably Thomas Macdonald, dated ca. 1806-1849, together with many engravings taken from original pictures painted by Wilkie, printed extracts concerning Wilkie's life and work, and catalogues of his pictures printed both during his lifetime and after his death

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841) was a Scottish painter who was appointed painter in ordinary in 1830 and received a knighthood in 1836. For full details of his life and work see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

From the library of Lord Brotherton


In English

Additional Information

Associated with the Wilkie volume is a much smaller volume of sketches purporting to be by Wilkie, but in reality, according to a letter written by Hamish Miles of Edinburgh and kept in this volume, not by Wilkie at all, but rather by an unknown artist who signs himself as "A.B."