Sir David Wilkie RA
The Death of Sir Philip Sidney
Medium: Pen & Ink
Size without frame: 2.75x3.75 in
Born Cults, Fife in 1785, died at sea, off Gibraltar in 1841, returning from a trip to the Holy Land.
Educated at the Parish School and enrolled at the Trustees Academy when only 14 years of age. His first success came when he was 18, winning ten guineas for a painting entitled ‘Calista in the Bath of Diana’. He travelled to London in 1804, entering the RA Schools. In 1809, while still only 24, he was elected ARA and by 1812 had become an RA.