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Lord Templetown: 2315.18

Object information


Lord Templetown


Downman, John (Draughtsman)


Laid down on album sheet, surrounded by 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 August 1937.

Measurements and weight

Height: 209 mm
Width: 173 mm

Relative size of this object

17.3 m20.9 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1793

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black chalk with stump and watercolour on paper, laid down on album sheet

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: JD
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1793
  • Location: Lower right, below the above
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 18.
  • Location: Album sheet, recto, upper right
  • Method of creation: Black ink

Inscription present: written over graphite inscription

  • Text: First Study 1793. Lord Templetown for a Portrait 1/2 Length / He was John-Henry Upton Baron of Templetown / I made two of the same, and also two of his / Dowager Lady Mother, a Lady of great Taste / and her Works greatly admired in drawing / and Sculpture
  • Location: Album sheet, recto, lower right
  • Method of creation: Black ink

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2315.18
Primary reference Number: 33064
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 5 February 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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