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Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch: PD.33-1971

Object information

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Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch


Draughtsman: Downman, John



Measurements and weight

Height: 203 mm
Width: 165 mm

Relative size of this object

16.5 m20.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1971-07) by King, Herbert Ryder


Production date: AD 1780

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black and red chalk, with stump and watercolour on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: apparently Downman's hand

  • Text: The Duchess of Bueclugh [sic] 1780. first sitting at Richmond. / She was Lady Elizabeth only remaining Child of / George Duke of Montague and 2d Earl of Cardigan. / I also drew her Husband and Children
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Label

Inscription present: small circular label, bearing Buttery number

  • Text: HAB A/121/D
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.33-1971
Primary reference Number: 15372
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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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-02-09 05:07:46

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