20 November 2003
John Downman, A.R.A. (1750-1824)
Portrait of Miss Ellis, half-length, in a white dress and headscarf
signed and dated 'J Downman/1797' (lower right) and with inscription 'Miss Ellis. 1797. Original She was a Ward of D Downman of Exeter and married Captn Houlton' (on a label attached to the backboard)
pencil, black chalk and blue and pink wash and stump, oval
8 x 6½ in. (20.3 x 16.5 cm.)
Anon. sale; Christies, London, 14 June 1983, lot 38.
with Agnew's, London.
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