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L I F E
SIR DAVID WILKIE;
HIS JOURNALS, TOURS, AND CRITICAL REMARKS
WORKS OF ART;
A SELECTION FROM HIS CORRESPONDENCE.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
Letters to Andrew Wilson, Sir Robert Peel, and Sir William
Knighton. Royal Academy Exhibition of 1829.- The
King purchases Wilkie's Four Spanish Pictures.- - Letters
from Sir Walter Scott.-Wilkie in Scotland
Letters to Andrew Geddes and Sir Robert Peel.-Death of
Sir Thomas Lawrence. - Letter from Sir Walter Scott.
Election of President. - Wilkie a Candidate.-Letters to
Andrew Wilson.-Wilkie paints and exhibits George IV.
in the Highland Dress, and the King's Entry to Holy-
rood. Letters to Sir William Knighton. Death of
George IV. Royal Academy Exhibition of 1831.-
Wilkie completes his Picture of "John Knox Preaching."-
Royal Academy Exhibition of 1832. Letters to Andrew
Wilson, Miss Wilkie, and Sir William Allan. Death of
Sir Walter Scott.-Wilkie at Strathfieldsaye and Brighton.
- Letter to James Hall. Letters to Sir Robert Peel and
Sir William Knighton. — Royal Academy Exhibition of
Letters to George Jones, R. A., Lady
Baird, and Sir William Knighton. "Columbus" painted.
Royal Academy Exhibition of 1835. Wilkie in Ire-
Paints "The Peep o' Day Boy" for Mr. Vernon.
Letters to W. Collins, R. A., and Abraham Raimbach.
SECTION II. On the Choice and Handling of Subjects 147
SECTION III. Portrait-Painting
SECTION IV. -Historical Painting
SECTION V. Perspective and Foreshortening
Wilkie removes to Vicarage Place, Kensington.
of the Royal Academy to Trafalgar Square. Royal Aca-
demy Exhibition of 1837.- Accession of Queen Victoria.
-Wilkie commanded to paint the Queen's First Council.-
Letters to Mr. Collins, R. A., Miss Wilkie, and Sir Robert
Royal Academy Exhibition of 1838.-Letters to Mr. Collins,
R. A., Miss Wilkie, Sir William Knighton, Lady Baird,
Sir William Allan, and Sir Robert Peel. Royal Academy
Wilkie at the Hague, Cologne, Munich, Vienna, and Constan-
tinople. - Extracts from Journal. - Paints "The Letter-
Writer," and "The Tartar relating the News of the Capture
of Acre." Letters to Mr. and Miss Wilkie, Mr. Moon,
Wilkie at Constantinople, Smyrna, and Beyrout. Journal
continued. — Letters to Mr. and Miss Wilkie, Sir Martin
Archer Shee, Mr. Rogers, the Countess of Mulgrave, and
Wilkie at Jaffa and Jerusalem. -Journal continued.-Letters
to Mr. John Harvey, Sir Robert Peel, Mr. Collins, R. A.,
Lord Leven, and Professor Buckland
Wilkie at Jerusalem. Letters to Mr. Phillips, R. A., Mr.
James Hall, and Mr. John Abel Smith. - Wilkie at Alex-
andria, and on Board « The Oriental.” Letters to Mr.
and Miss Wilkie. - Sudden Illness and Death. - Extract
from the Log-Book of “ The Oriental"
APPENDIX A. - Address of the Royal Academy to Thomas
Wilkie, Esq., the Brother, and Miss Helen Wilkie, the
Sister, of the late Sir David Wilkie, R.A.
Appendix B. — Testimony to the Memory of Sir David
Wilkie, addressed to the President and Council of the