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Chantry Fine Art Collection

Subject:  Portrait of a Young Lady

Artist:  John Downman ARA   [1750-1824] circle

Provenance:  see below

Date:    1780   

Size:  Oval - painting 11” x 9”   frame 14” x 12”    

Condition:  Very Fine

Frame:   John Downman was a pre-eminent painter of small portraits in the late 18th century and early 19th century.      

He was the son of an Attorney and studied at the RA Schools, then working for a period in the studio of Benjamin West.      

He exhibited at the Royal Academy and was elected ARA.

He died in Wrexham in 1824 after a very successful career.

This fine portrait of an unidentified young lady in oil on copper and is attributed to the circle of Downman because, although the style is pure Downman, its provenance is unknown.      

It comes with a portrait of her mother and her sister which are also offered on this site.

It is in very fine condition and is in its original carved frame which has had some minor refurbishment.    

It is not signed.


Size Picture 11” x 9”(oval)     Frame 14” x 12”(oval) 


Price: £785

Please note the following: Chantry Fine Art are happy to supply buyers with a photographic image of this item and believe that all of the details given are correct to the best of their knowledge. Buyers may wish to carry out their own research and again, Chantry Fine Art are more than happy to supply any information that might assist - you can contact Chantry Fine Art either by telephone or email.

Digital reproduction through cameras and monitor screens may not render the true colours of the portraits.

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