Miss Mary Cruikshank, only sister of James Cruikshank

John Downman British, Welsh

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This image captures the fashionable daytime wear of young women in Britain around 1780. A simple white gown is adorned by a large blue bow affixed at the waist, with a second wide ribbon used to decorate the large loose cap. Downman placed his subject against a wall, to accentuate her profile, but opened up the image at left with a landscape view. Grapevines hanging from above suggest summer warmth.

Miss Mary Cruikshank, only sister of James Cruikshank, John Downman (British, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire 1749–1824 Wrexham, Wales), Watercolor, charcoal, colored chalks over graphite

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