Requires Photography

Marchioness Wellesley

1789
John Downman (English, 1750–1824)


Dimensions

(oval) 21.3 x 17.8cm (8 3/8 x 7in.)

Accession Number

1987.294

Medium or Technique

Transparent and opaque watercolor, black chalk and possibly red pastel

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

to be unmatted and will go in a size 14 box

Inscription

Signed lower right: "Downman/1789". Attached to verso of cardboard backing of frame: 2 fragments of manuscript with the following inscriptions in longhand: "Mad. me Roland. 1789 Original/Hyacinth Gabrielles only Daughter of Pierre Roland/Long engaged to Lord Morington ? / and on his Marchioness Wellesley. On other fragment: "Drawing by Downman presented to John Hay / by Sir Robert Ceuliffe, B. at ?

Provenance

Gift to John Hay from Sir Robert Ceuliffe; estate of Mrs. Alice A. Hay; bequest to MFA, June 24, 1987.

Credit Line

Bequest of Alice A. Hay