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Study for a portrait of Mr Keeble, from India. 1798
Charcoal, touched with red chalk
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Height: 217 millimetres
Width: 180 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This drawing is in Volume 2 of the Third Series of Downman's 'First Sketches of Portraits of distinguished persons'. For further details see 1936,1116.27.1.
Another study of Mr Keeble follows in this volume: 1967,1014.181-54. A finished portrait after 54, signed and dated 1798, is found in Volume 3 of the first series, which is now in the Fitzwilliam Museum (Munro, Jane, 'John Downman 1750-1824: Landscape, figure studies and portraits of 'Distinguished persons' (Cambridge 1996), no.2315.10, p.85)
A study of his sister, Mrs Saunders, follows in the same volume (1967,1014.181.55). These may have been studies for a group portrait.
Downman exhibited a portrait of a 'Mr Keble' at the Royal Academy, London in 1800, no.376 (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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