Sir David Wilkie Pitlessie Fair 1804

In Focus: Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841)

This gallery talk focuses on the superb selection of paintings by David Wilkie currently on display in Room 10. Wilkie achieved a great deal in his relatively short life. His paintings excited much interest whenever they were shown, attracting a high-profile clientele and eventually securing an international reputation for their creator. Tricia Allerston, Co-Director of 'Celebrating Scotland's Art': The Scottish National Gallery Project, introduces this important Scottish artist via the four important early artworks on display.