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Study for a portrait of Counsellor James White of Exeter. 1796
Charcoal, touched with red chalk
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Height: 228 millimetres
Width: 189 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.
A different finished portrait of James White was also given to the Museum by Millar (1967.1014.186), on which Downman notes that "I drew another for his nephew Abbot", presumably referring to this study as it is with one of Mrs Abbott.
An earlier study is found in Volume 1 of the second series of Downman's 'First Sketches of Portraits of distinguished persons' which is now in the Fitzwilliam Museum (Munro, Jane, 'John Downman 1750-1824: Landscape, figure studies and portraits of 'Distinguished persons' (Cambridge 1996), no.1923, p.92).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- See Jane Munro, 'John Downman 1750-1824', exhibition catalogue, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, p.77.
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