Domestic Life

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Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841)
Domestic Life
Oil on panel
12 x 9 in. • 30.5 x 22.9 cm
Signed and dated


Acquired from the artist by Juan Peyronnet, Toulouse, 1836; Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 29 May 1875, lot 136 (as 'La Vie Domestique'), to Polak for £50;
A.B. Yuille, Bellevue, Bridge of Allan;
By whom sold, London, Christie's, 6 February 1909, lot 59 (as 'Domestic Felicity'), to Field for £18, 18s;
J. R. Edmiston, by whom acquired 19 February 1969;
With Ian McNicol, Glasgow;
Anonymous sale (as 'The Property of a Lady'), Edinburgh, Christie's, 30 April 1986, lot 240, to Peter Nahum, on behalf of John Robertson;
The Robertson Collection, Orkney.


A. Cunningham, The Life of Sir David Wilkie, John Murray, 1843, vol. II, p 530;
Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower, Sir David Wilkie, George Bell & Sons, 1902, pp 96 and 130;
(Gower has this picture shown as whereabouts unknown in 1902);
Julian Halsby and Paul Harris, The Dictionary of Scottish Painters 1600- 1960, Phaidon, 1990, p 227 reproduced; To be included in Hamish Miles’s Catalogue raisonné of the works of David Wilkie, to be edited by Alex Kidson and published by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.