Chantry Fine Art Collection
Subject: Portrait of a Young Lady
Artist: John Downman ARA [1750-
Provenance: see below
Size: Oval -
Condition: Very Fine
Frame: John Downman was a pre-
He was the son of an Attorney and studied at the RA Schools, then working for a period in the studio of Benjamin West.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy and was elected ARA.
This portrait of an unknown beautiful young lady in coloured chalk on board is typical of his work, but an old label on the reverse seems to attribute it to M.C.Cockburn, an artist whom we cannot trace but who may have been working in Downman’s circle.
Lacking any firm provenance we have therefore attributed it to his circle.
It is in its original frame and has been sealed for many years. and has some minor refurbishment. We have not attempted to open it for further clues as to identity.
It dates from circa 1785 like the painting of her sister also in the site.
Condition is very fine.
Size Picture 9 1/2” x 7 1/2” (oval) Frame 12” x 10”(oval)
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