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Captain Churchill: 2315.15

Object information

Awaiting location update

Titles

Captain Churchill

Maker(s)

Downman, John (Draughtsman)

Description

Laid down on 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 August 1937.

Measurements and weight

Height: 207 mm
Width: 170 mm

Relative size of this object

17 m20.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD 1786

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Red chalk
Black chalk
Varnish

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black (and red?) chalk, with stump and watercolour on paper, varnished and laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 15.
  • Location: Album sheet, recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Text: Capn. Churchill. 1786. Original. Experiment. / Brother to Lady Cadogan. He was Captain of / an East Indiaman. I drew two of him and his / Wife, and also his Brother.
  • Location: Album sheet, recto, lower right
  • Method of creation: Black ink

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2315.15
Primary reference Number: 15323
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Captain Churchill" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/15323 Accessed: 2022-08-17 10:57:00

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