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Study for a portrait of Mrs George Ricketts, sister to Lady Mildemay; head only. 1793
- Production date
Height: 225 millimetres
Width: 117 millimetres (irregularly cut)
- 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.
Other studies of Mrs Ricketts are found in this volume (1967,1014.181 43 and 46) presumably for a group portrait with either or both of her husband (1967,1014.181.45) or her sister, Lady Mildmay (1967,1014.181.41 and 42). There is another study of Mrs Ricketts in Volume 3 of this series (1967,1014.181.118).
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.
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