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Portrait of three younger children of the Larking family, formerly in an album; three-quarter length figures, Camilla, oldest of three stands before curtain with Caroline leaning on shoulder, John stands to right holding apple and patting dog
Pen and brown ink over charcoal touched with red chalk
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Height: 177 millimetres
Width: 182 millimetres
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- From an album of sketches and first ideas by Downman, collected by his daughter Isabella.
This is a study for a group portrait of the Larking family (1936,1116.28.20) of which a version is found in Volume 2 of the Fourth series of Downman's 'First Sketches.' Two other studies are included in this album (1884.0426.16 and 17), but this study and no.17 are not of the final composition. The volume of 'First Sketches' also includes individual studies of the family (1936,1116.28.10-19).
This study is reproduced in reverse by Williamson (John Downman ARA (London, 1907), p.8)
For notes on the finished portrait see Curatorial Comment to 1936,1116.28.20.
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