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Major Arabin as Sir Bashful Constant: 2314.8

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Major Arabin as Sir Bashful Constant


Draughtsman: Downman, John




Laid down on recto of album sheet, surrounded by a drawn ink line.


History note: The artist; Mrs Isabella Chloe Benjamin, the artist's only daughter, sold, 1825; the executors of the late Sir E.F. Coates, Bart, Sale, Sotheby's, 15 February 1922; L.D. Cunliffe

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1937.

Measurements and weight

Height: 207 mm
Width: 172 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938-02-15) by Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham


Production date: AD 1787

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Materials used in production

White chalk
Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black and red chalk with stump and watercolour and white highlights on paper, laid down (chalk or watercolour applied to verso)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 8.
  • Location: Album sheet, recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Ink

Inscription present: below the above is a faint inscription

  • Text: Major Arabin. 1787. Original. / As he appeared in the Character of / Sir Bashful Constant, in the private / Theatricals of the Duke of Richmond, / before the Royal Family &c. &c.
  • Location: Album sheet, recto, lower right
  • Method of creation: Black ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2314.8
Primary reference Number: 15113
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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