Portrait of a Young Man

1781
John Downman (English, 1750–1824)


Dimensions

Sheet: 21.6 x 18.7 cm (8 1/2 x 7 3/8 in.) Framed: 34.3 x 30.5 cm (13 1/2 x 12 in.)

Accession Number

65.2564

Medium or Technique

Pastel

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Pastels

Inscription

Bottom left: (Downman's monogram )/ 1781. Verso: pencil, May Gin / Geo Churchill.

Provenance

Knoedler, New York. [see note 1] April 2, 1943, sale of Wadsworth R. Lewis estate, Parke-Bernet, New York, lot 403, to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876- d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI [see note 2]; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA (Accession date: January 8, 1969)

Notes:
[1] As noted in the 1943 Parke-Bernet sales catalogue. [2] This portrait was bought at the same time as 65.2563.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection