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Study for a portrait of Captain Legge, R N, afterwards Admiral Sir Arthur Kage Legge, son of Earl Dartmouth. 1802
Charcoal and graphite, touched with red chalk
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Height: 221 millimetres
Width: 180 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This drawing is in Volume I of the Third Series of Downman's 'First Sketches of Portraits of distinguished persons'. For further details see 1936,1116.27.1.
Presumably a study for a group portrait with 1967,1014.181-24 and -25.
There is another later study of Captain Legge in the absent Volume 5 of the Fourth Series [Photo in P&D, 240.b.7)]
An early portrait of Capt Legge from 1787, when a mere midshipman, formed part of the now dismembered first series of 'First Sketches.' It was No.15 in Vol.7 [MS. Catalogue of Portraits by John Downman (166.c.31)].
A portrait of Capt Legge was exhibited by Downman at the Royal Academy, London in 1804, no.448 (Williamson, G.C., John Downman ARA (London, 1907), p.lxv)
- 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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