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Study for a portrait of Alicia, daughter of the 7th Earl Cavan, for a group with her two sisters. 1788
Charcoal, touched with red and black chalk
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Height: 161 millimetres
Width: 117 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This drawing is in Volume 3 of the Third Series of Downman's 'First Sketches of Portraits of distinguished persons'. For further details see 1936,1116.27.1, and 1967,1014.181-96.
Study for a group portrait with her two sisters (1967,1014.181.104 and 106). A finished portrait of the group was 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), no.53, then in the collection of the Rev Alfred Legge [P&D N.I.9]
Millar notes that he saw the finished group at the Fine Art Society on 30th January 1962, being [brokered?] for the owner Mrs Mark Longman. It had previously belonged to Lady Maud Birkbeck and had been bequethed by her to Lady Elizabeth Lambart.
Studies of her brother and aunt are also in this volume (1967,1014.181.102 and 103).
This is reproduced by Williamson in John Downman ARA (London, 1907), p.36
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- See Jane Munro, 'John Downman 1750-1824', exhibition catalogue, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, p.77.
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