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

Robert, Duke of Normandy

Date:
1779
Medium:
Black chalk with stumping and graphite on thin, smooth, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 x 7 5/8 inches (22.9 x 19.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, on mount, lower center: "Robert Duke of Normandy who was imprisoned and had | his eyes put out by his Brother | Original sketch of the Picture, now in the possession of T.T. Griffith Esqr. Wropham."

Signed and dated in black chalk, lower left: "J.D | 1779"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.26.2
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
correctional institution | dagger | helmet | historical subject | man | portrait | prison | prisoner | royalty | window
Associated People:
Robert [called Robert Curthose], duke of Normandy (b. in or after 1050, d. 1134), prince and crusader
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:7834
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