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Study of a Robin, from an album; head tilted down to right
Charcoal, touched with red chalk
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Height: 229 millimetres
Width: 190 millimetres
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- From an album of sketches and first ideas by Downman, collected by his daughter Isabella.
This is preceeded by another drawing of a robin, numbered 58 (1884.0426.48). Millar also gave the museum another loose drawing, numbered 57, which must have been part of the same group (1967.1014.198). An inscription by Isabella Chloe Benjamin, seemingly at the dictation of John Downman explains these drawings: "5 different actions of my sweet Robin who lived in my House at West Malling between two and three years, and was so tame he always sat on the arm of my Chair and used to let us play with him, and eat the crumbs from our hands. We grieved for his loss which was occasioned by eating something that hurt him. JoD."
This is reproduced by Williamson in John Downman ARA (London, 1907), p.61
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