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Portrait of a lady, unknown: 1177

Object information

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Portrait of a lady, unknown


Draughtsman: Downman, John



Legal notes

From the John Spencer Perceval Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 225 mm
Width: 188 mm

Relative size of this object

18.8 m22.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1926) by Unknown


Production date: AD 1782

School or Style


Materials used in production

White chalk
Blue chalk
Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black, white, red and blue chalk, with stump and watercolour on paper, laid down (chalk and/or watercolour applied to verso)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Jo Downman Pt.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1782
  • Location: Lower right, below the above
  • Type: Date

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1177
Primary reference Number: 15298
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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