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Captain Mitchell: 2315.8

Object information

Titles

Captain Mitchell

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: 205 mm
Width: 166 mm

Relative size of this object

16.6 m20.5 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 1780

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

  • Text: Jo D
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1780
  • Location: Lower right, below the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 8.
  • Location: Album sheet, recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Text: Original 1780. Capn. Mitchell / I drew his Brother at the same time twice
  • Location: Album sheet, recto, lower right
  • Method of creation: Black ink

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2315.8
Primary reference Number: 15348
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

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Captain Mitchell" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/15348 Accessed: 2022-06-27 03:54:23

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