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Study of "The Peep-O’-Day Boys’ Cabin, in the West of Ireland" by David Wilkie: A Glimpse into Domestic Irish Life, 1835 |

Study of “The Peep-O’-Day Boys’ Cabin, in the West of Ireland” by David Wilkie: A Glimpse into Domestic Irish Life, 1835

Sir David Wilkie, a renowned figure in the British school of art, demonstrated his meticulous approach to painting through prolific drawing. This study, created for an 1836 Royal Academy exhibition, offers insight into the composition of his work. Depicting an Irish cabin’s interior where wool processing occurred, Wilkie meticulously portrays domestic details: carders for untangling fibers, a spinning wheel on a bench, and hand-dyed cloth draped over a ladder rung. Such studies served as vital inspirations for Wilkie, showcasing his dedication to capturing the essence of everyday life with precision and depth.

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