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Study for a portrait of Lady Nugent, for a group with General Sir George Nugent, their two children and nurse; wearing a veil or head-dress. 1806
Charcoal, touched with black and red chalk
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Height: 306 millimetres
Width: 242 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This drawing is in Volume III of the Fourth Series of Downman's 'First Sketches of Portraits of distinguished persons'. For further details see 1936,1116.27.1.
This accompanies studies of her husband, children and nursery made for a group portrait (1936,1116.29.1 and 4-7), and a separate study of her sister (1936,1116.28.8).
There are here two studies of Lady Nugent, one with light (1936,1116.29.2) and one with dark hair (1936,1116.3). Downman notes that, "She sometimes wore very light hair as well as very dark." These studies were used for his group portrait of the Nugents which is reproduced in Prince Frederick Duleep Singh's 'Portraits in Norfolk Houses' Vol I, p.212, where she appears with dark hair (3) seated on the couch, and with light hair (2) as a picture on the wall. [Information from Millar Catalogue, No 15 (P&D Cc.2.21)]
A single study of Lady Nugent, with dark hair was also given to the museum by Millar (1967.1014.175).
Portraits of General and Lady Nugent were exhibited by Downman at the Royal Academy, London in 1810, no.446 (Williamson, G.C., John Downman ARA (London, 1907), p.lxv)
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- See 1967-10-14-181(1).
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