Artist David Wilkie, English, 1785-1841
  • The Pope Examining a Censer
Date 1824
Medium etching printed in black ink on chine collé
Dimensions Image: 7 × 5 1/2 inches (17.8 × 14 cm)
Plate: 9 × 7 1/8 inches (22.9 × 18.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S1256
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in plate, lower left: [artist's monogram]
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, following monogram, lower left: .1824.
Inscribed, in pencil, lower edge of sheet: The Pope examining a Canter | Dr D. W. Wilkie | This is one of the finest etchings ever produced
Inscribed, in black ink and pencil on a strip of the same paper, taped over the preceeding inscription: No 1256 "The Pope examining a censer" - Sir D. Wilkie "This is one of the finest etchings ever produced in England". Hamerton p. 274. [the 274 is crossed-out and above it is written] I. 222
F.J.F. Bradley.
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Hamerton, P.G. Etchings & Etchers. London, 1868, p. 222.