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Wilkie, Sir David,

1785–1841, Scottish genre painter. He studied in Edinburgh and at the Royal Academy and won early popularity with his admirable little scenes of everyday life. Anecdotal painting was established in England with Wilkie's success. After traveling on the Continent, he turned to portraiture and historical painting. He became painter-in-ordinary to George IV and was knighted in 1836. Well-known examples of his work, including The Blind Fiddler, The Village Festival, and Blind Man's Bluff, are in the National Gallery and in the Tate Gallery, London.
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In the morning I had been reading Glover's "Leonidas," Wilkie's "Epigoniad," Lamartine's "Pilgrimage," Barlow's "Columbiad," Tuckermann's "Sicily," and Griswold's "Curiosities" ; I am willing to confess, therefore, that I now felt a little stupid.
(Indeed, two very necessary words were clearly dropped by accident.) An editor might have corrected "Wickliffe's 'Epigoniad' " to "Wilkie's 'Epigoniad'," but is unlikely to have added "Tuckerman's 'Sicily' " to the list of books read by the narrator.
Suppose the servant really killed the master, or suppose the master isn't really dead, or suppose the master is dressed up as the servant, or suppose the servant is buried for the master; invent what Wilkie Collins' tragedy you like, and you still have not explained a candle without a candlestick, or why an elderly gentleman of good family should habitually spill snuff on the piano.
(136.) For Hardy, the colony and Wilkie's influence, see Andrew Greg, The Cranbrook Colony (Wolverhampton: The Gallery, 1977); and Christopher Neve, "Painters who went to the Weald; F.
It took me some time to get hold of Brian Wilkie, the founder and currently the acting director.
Louis and Brackett Krennerich Architects of Jonesboro and recently chose a design that features a fitness center with a senior area and a natatorium with competitive and recreation pools, said Jason Wilkie, the city's parks and recreation director.
LEE WILKIE netted at both ends as Dundee United proved too good for Inverness.
JON DALY and Lee Wilkie netted a goal in each half as United made it three wins in a row.
The dramatist George Colman the Younger describes a private impersonation of a fellow-passenger on a coach by the actor Charles Mathews as 'humorous as a sketch by Hogarth, chaste as a picture by Wilkie.' (1) Even in his coarsest characters, says Ann Mathews of her husband, 'it was like looking at one of Wilkie's pictures, delineating a scene from low life, while no idea is conveyed that the painter is himself a low man'.
Stuart Wilkie, 26, of Whitestone Farmhouse, Westhill, pled guilty to the charge of stalking, causing "fear and alarm" at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday.
Okeeno Wilkie, 21, armed himself with a kitchen knife and went to the park to confront the three lads, believing they had attacked a relative.
On February 26, 2019, at a congressional hearing, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie announced that effective in April, the VA will provide priority disability benefits claims processing for the initial claims from discharged combat Veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart Medal.