John Downman A.R.A 1750-1824
Watercolour, Chalk and Stump Drawing. Portrait of a Lady. Circa. 1785. 16 by 20 cms. To mounted image. 31.1 by 34.9 cms. Overall in frame. Some age discoloration as to be expected with Downman, his technique often means that there is some fragility to his surviving works. There is a small area of retouching to her dress. The frame is an original "Downman" frame, the reverse bears the trade label of Parr Printseller & Frame Maker Pall Mall.