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Miss Campbell: 2314.5

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Object information

Titles

Miss Campbell

Maker(s)

Downman, John (Draughtsman)

Description

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

Notes

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: 202 mm
Width: 165 mm

Relative size of this object

16.5 m20.2 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD/CE 1787

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: partially erased

  • Text: Miss Campbell, who / played the Harp at the / Duke of Richmond's / Theatricals
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 5
  • Location: Album sheet, recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: The Honle. Miss Campbell. 1787. First Sitting. / one of the Persons of Fashion who / played at the Duke of Richmonds private / Theatre _ before the King and Queen. & c / She played upon the Harp.
  • Location: Album sheet, recto, lower right
  • Method of creation: Black ink

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2314.5
Primary reference Number: 15321
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Friday 26 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Drawing" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/15321 Accessed: 2022-01-21 17:01:38

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