28 November 2000
John Downman, A.R.A. (1750-1824)
Portrait of an officer, half-length, facing left, in a scarlet uniform, possibly Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent
signed and dated 'J Downman/Px 1786.' (centre left)
pencil, watercolour and black chalk , heightened with touches of white, on paper laid down on canvas, framed as an oval
9½ x 75/8 in. (24.2 x 19.5 cm.)
Anon. sale; Christie's, London, 22 March 1957, lot 95 (16 gns. to Meatyard).
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Prince Edward was the fourth son of George III and Queen Charlotte.
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Please note that and the size should read 9½ x 75/8 in. (24.2 x 195 cm.) and not as stated in the catalogue
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