The Village Politicians.

Title: The Village Politicians.
Date: C1870
Artist: Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841)
Image Size: 170mm x 225mm (6.69" x 8.86")
Technique: Engraving.
Condition: In good condition.
Stock Number: POL 1870 WILK (NIG) (DRW)
Price: $A 65

Fine engraving of a group of drinkers discussing politics by the famous English painter Sir David Wilkie.


Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841) 

Wilkie was a British painter, especially known for his genre scenes. He painted successfully in a wide variety of genres, including historical scenes, portraits, including formal royal ones, and scenes from his travels to Europe and the Middle East. His main base was in London, but he died and was buried at sea, off Gibraltar, on returning from his first trip to the Middle East. He was sometimes known as the "people's painter".  He was Principal Painter in Ordinary to King William IV and Queen Victoria.