Mrs. Downman, sister-in-law of the artist

John Downman British, Welsh
Sitter Jane Downman British

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Downman made this drawing shortly after he returned to England from two years in Italy. Graphite and chalks are used to describe Jane, wife of his elder brother Francis. The limited palette, and pose, convey calm restraint, with greatest attention given to the face and broader strokes applied to describe gown and cap.

Mrs. Downman, sister-in-law of the artist, John Downman (British, Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire 1749–1824 Wrexham, Wales), Black chalk, brush and gray wash

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