Study for 'Penny Wedding', 1817, (1946). Creator: David Wilkie.

Study for 'Penny Wedding', 1817, (1946). Creator: David Wilkie.

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Study for 'Penny Wedding', 1817, (1946). The 'penny wedding', common in Scotland, was a marriage ceremony where each guest paid a penny towards the expenses (for the food and the musicians), and anything left over went towards the couple's new home. The fiddle-player Niel Gow (1727-1807) is recognisable here. Sketch in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. From "Life Among the Scots", by Janet Adam Smith. [Collins, London, 1946]

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  1. David Wilkie, attributed to: British; Scottish: Artist, painter, printmaker
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  1. William Collins: British: Publisher, publishers, publishing company, publishing house
  2. Janet Adam Smith: Scottish, British: Author, writer, editor, literary journalist

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