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?

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Artist

David Wilkie

Title

Guess My Name

Origin

United Kingdom

Date

1821

Medium

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

Dimensions

103 x 180 mm (primary support); 180 x 257 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

Regenstein Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2007.292

Extended information about this artwork

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