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Creator:
John Downman, 1750–1824, British
Title:

Portrait of a Divine Called Reverend John Wesley

Date:
ca. 1781
Medium:
Black and red chalk on thin, slightly textured, cream wove paper mounted on moderately thick, moderately textured, blued white laid paper, with detached top border sheet made of moderately thick, moderately textured, blued white laid paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 9 x 7 1/2 inches (22.9 x 19 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 9 7/8 x 8 5/8 inches (25.1 x 21.9 cm), and Sheet: 8 7/8 x 7 1/2 inches (22.6 x 19 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back of mount, lower right: "DOWNMAN, JOHN | PORTRAIT OF DIVINE, PERHAPS JOHN WESLEY | LGD 62/6/14/42"; on back of detached border, lower right: "w. LGD 62/6/14/42"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.6152
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
chair | coat | collar | interior | man | oval | portrait | profile (figure) | wig
Associated People:
Wesley [Westley], John (1703–1791), Church of England clergyman and a founder of Methodism
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:7831
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Richard P. Heitzenrater, An Exact Likeness: The Portraits of John Wesley, Abingdon Press, Nashville, p. 80, fig. (b), N7628.W46 H45 2016 (LC) (YCBA)


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