[unknown artist] : after Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841) painting Rent day, 1795 from an etching by Abraham Raimbach (1776-1843), 1817, ca.1840s-1870s.


[unknown artist]
[English school]
after Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841) painting ‘Rent day’, 1795 from an etching by Abraham Raimbach (1776-1843), 1817, ca.1840s-1870s
Oil on canvas
20 x 24 inches [unframed] | ? x ? inches [framed]
Writing at bottom edge illegible.  Possibly says: ‘Adam Cox’?

2023 Rent day

Original untouched condition.

The painting by Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841) was originally created in 1795.  Wilkie approach his friend and engraver Abraham Raimbach (1776-1843) to make an etching of the work.  In 1818 the first printing in color was created of the work.  The print proved so popular that it was reprinted in black and white in several various printings by several publishing companies from about 1840-1870.  The painting depicts an Irish townhall where monthly rent is being collected from the peasants who live and farm the land.  The copy after for sale here has incorrect colors from the original color engraving from 1818, hence it is likely created from one of the later black and white copies of the prints from around 1840s-1870s.  We included a color print of the original printing.

2023 ( David Smernoff, New Haven, CT & New York, NY ) ;
after ca.1840s-1870s Private collection of [unknown] ;
ca.1840s-1870s [unknown artist], the artist .

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