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TITLE
'The Penny Wedding', by Sir David Wilkie
EXTERNAL ID
QZP99_97193_11_06
DATE OF IMAGE
1818
PERIOD
1810s
CREATOR
Sir David Wilkie
SOURCE
Scottish Library, Edinburgh Central Library
ASSET ID
38945
KEYWORDS
paintings
weddings
customs
painters
artists
art
'The Penny Wedding', by Sir David Wilkie

'The Penny Wedding' is by Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841), a Fife-born painter. A penny wedding was one where the guests were expected to bring their own food and drinks to the church or hall to celebrate after the ceremony. It is a custom that survived in the West Highlands until recently.

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'The Penny Wedding', by Sir David Wilkie

1810s

paintings; weddings; customs; painters; artists; art

Scottish Library, Edinburgh Central Library

'The Penny Wedding' is by Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841), a Fife-born painter. A penny wedding was one where the guests were expected to bring their own food and drinks to the church or hall to celebrate after the ceremony. It is a custom that survived in the West Highlands until recently.