Illustrating the Poetry of Robert Burns: Depictions of Everyday Scottish Life by the Painter Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841)

Illustrating the Poetry of Robert Burns: Depictions of Everyday Scottish Life by the Painter Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841)

By: Jessica L. Fadel (author)Hardback

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The Scottish painter and draughtsman Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841) created unusual techniques in developing the genre of "low-life." His portrayals of the poems of Robert Burns (1759-1796) included "The Refusal in 1814", and "The Cottar's Saturday Night of 1837". These two subjects by Burns differed greatly, and Wilkie, at different times in his career, treated them as such. This work includes twenty-nine full-page illustrations, most of which are in full color.

About Author

Jessica L. Fadel, a professional librarian, has completed graduate studies at The University of Edinburgh and the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Contents

List of Illustrations; Synopsis; 1. Introduction; * Robert Burns: Wilkie's Literary Predecessor; 2. Wilkie: Painter of Low-Life Genre and Illustrator of Literary Subjects; * Wilkie's Portrayal of the Poems; * Drawings as an Indicator of Wilkie's Choice of Subject Matter; * Unique Artistic Practices; * Low-Life Subject Matter; 3. Duncan Gray: Picture and Text; * The Cottar's Saturday Night: Textual Comparison and Visual Influence; 4. Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Illustrations.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773454736
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 130
  • ID: 9780773454736
  • ISBN10: 077345473X

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