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Guess My Name

A work made of black and red conté crayon, with graphite, heightened with white chalk on tan laid paper, laid down.
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  • A work made of black and red conté crayon, with graphite, heightened with white chalk on tan laid paper, laid down.

Date:

1821

Artist:

Sir David Wilkie
Scottish, 1785–1841

About this artwork

This drawing is a preparatory study for a genre scene commissioned by a German nobleman in 1820 and shown at the Royal Academy in 1821. Executed in the three-chalk technique, the sheet betrays the influence of Rubens’s drawings, which Wilkie could have seen in Paris in 1814. In a subject of the artist’s own devising, a young woman covers a potential suitor’s eyes, but will he identify her correctly?

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

David Wilkie

Title

Guess My Name

Place

United Kingdom (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1821

Medium

Black and red Conté crayon, with graphite, heightened with white chalk on tan laid paper, laid down

Dimensions

Primary support: 10.3 × 18 cm (4 1/16 × 7 1/8 in.); Secondary support: 18 × 25.7 cm (7 1/8 × 10 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Regenstein Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2007.292

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