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Marchioness Wellesley

Inscription

Signed lower right: "Downman/1789". Attached to verso of cardboard backing of frame: 2 fragments of manuscript with the following inscriptions in longhand: "Mad. me Roland. 1789 Original/Hyacinth Gabrielles only Daughter of Pierre Roland/Long engaged to Lord Morington ? / and on his Marchioness Wellesley. On other fragment: "Drawing by Downman presented to John Hay / by Sir Robert Ceuliffe, B. at ?

Provenance

Gift to John Hay from Sir Robert Ceuliffe; estate of Mrs. Alice A. Hay; bequest to MFA, June 24, 1987.

Credit Line

Bequest of Alice A. Hay

1789

Dimensions

(oval) 21.3 x 17.8cm (8 3/8 x 7in.)

Accession Number

1987.294

Medium or Technique

Transparent and opaque watercolor, black chalk and possibly red pastel

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors