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Portrait of Sir John Throckmorton, Bart; half-length in profile to left. 1783
Coloured chalks with stump
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Height: 263 millimetres
Width: 224 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- A pair with the portrait of Lady Throckmorton (1967.1014.180)
[Information from Millar Catalogue, No 19 (P&D Cc.2.21)]
Both portraits were lent to the Amateur Art Exhibition held at Carlton House Terrace in May 1893, published in Catalogue of Portraits by John Downman , A.R.A (1760-1824), nos.93 and 94, by Henry Vaughan Jones. A finished group portrait was also lent by Humphrey Ward, no.60 [P&D N.I.9]
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Originally mounted in a contemporary frame.
Millar paid Meatyard £88 for this and its pendant portrait. The sale catalogue annotated in Millar's hand regarding Meatyard's purchase of these for him is in the P&D archive [From Dr Eric George Millar, Correspondence Concerning drawings by John Downman (181.C.12*)]
Reproduced in 'The Poems of William Cowper (with thirty-five letters)' ed. J C Bailey (London, 1905), p.255; and in 'Guide to the Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney' (2nd ed, 1914), facing pp.12-13 (from the blocks used in the Bailey).
Referred to in Cecil, Lord David, 'The Stricken Deer' (1933), p.228 - "Mr Throckmorton placid and pink-faced, his wife sharp-featured and with lively eyes, as they live for us in the elegant chalk of Downman to this day."
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