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Head of a woman in profile: PD.61-1997

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Head of a woman in profile


Draughtsman: Downman, John (Follower of)



Measurements and weight

Height: 220 mm
Width: 144 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997) by Drummond, William


The method of applying red chalk to the verso of the drawing to suggest the blush of the cheek was one commonly used by Downman, although this drawing is clearly later in date.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Coloured chalks
Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( thin)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Recto: black and coloured chalks on thin paper verso: red chalk

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.61-1997
Primary reference Number: 10340
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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