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The Penny Wedding, 1818 (oil on panel)

IMAGE number
ROC1074739
Title
The Penny Wedding, 1818 (oil on panel)
Artist
Wilkie, David (1785-1841) / Scottish
Location
Royal Collection Trust
Medium
oil on panel
Date
1818 AD (C19th AD)
Dimensions
65.1x95.6 cms
Description

Wilkie chose to depict a type of marriage ceremony, common in Scotland, where the guests each paid a penny towards the expenses and anything left over went towards the couple’s new home.

Photo credit
© Royal Collection / Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2021 / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
dance / dancing / food / interior / marriage / poor / guests / dinner / dancer / poverty / feast / drink / party / georgian / dance / music / wedding / impoverished / meal / fun / rustic / regency / scottish / dancers / merrymaking / jolly / scotland / penny / Painting / Mzpainting

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