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SIR DAVID WILKIE (1785-1841)

A Roman Princess Washing the Feet of Pilgrims

Signed and dated 1827

RCIN 405096

This painting was purchased as a pair with I Pifferari and similarly treats of the pious traditions witnessed annually in Rome. Here noblewomen wash the feet of pilgrims in imitation of Christ’s humble service to his disciples; the scene takes place in the church of SS Trinita dei Pellegrini (Holy Trinity of the Pilgrims).

Purchased 1828

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