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Study for a portrait of Mrs Poynts Ricketts. 1793
Charcoal, touched with red and black chalk
- Production date
Height: 205 millimetres
Width: 166 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.
Millar comments that Meatyard owned the portrait of Mrs Ricketts for which this was probably the study, but it was in poor condition and slightly repainted.
[Information from Millar Catalogue, No 1 (P&D Cc.2.21)]
Volume 1 contains three other studies of Mrs Ricketts (1967,1014.181 43, 44 and 45).
A study also featured in the now dismembered first series of 'First Sketches'. It was No.6 in Vol.8 [MS. Catalogue of Portraits by John Downman (166.c.31)].
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- See Jane Munro, 'John Downman 1750-1824', exhibition catalogue, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, p.77.
- Prints and Drawings
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