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Elizabeth Ford, later Lady Colville of Culross

Artist:
John Downman (British, Ruabon, Wales 1750–1824 Wrexham, Wales)
Sitter:
Elizabeth Ford (British, 1763/4–1839)
Date:
1785
Medium:
Watercolor, colored chalk, and graphite
Dimensions:
sheet: 17 x 13 in. (43.2 x 33 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950
Accession Number:
50.145.11
Not on view
Dowman represents Elizabeth, second daughter of Francis Ford of Lears, Barbados in her early twenties. Wearing a feathered headress and dark cloak she leans on the base of a classical column, with her face shown in profile. In 1790 she would marry the Scottish nobleman John, 9th Lord Colville of Culross.
Signature: Signed in graphite at lower left of recto: "J. Downman/ pt 1785"

Marking: Sticker on back of frame (now removed): "Mrs. Palmer,/ nee Campbell. Daniel H. Farr/ Company/ Antique Works of Art/ 11 East 57th Street, N.Y."
Donor: Mary Stillman Harkness
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