Artist John Downman is extremely obscure. This image, however, makes a lasting impression. The First Earl of Munster was six years old when he sat for this portrait. He was the illegitimate son of the Duke of Clarence, one of the fifteen children of English king George III.
Medium: Watercolor and black chalk on paper
Inscriptions: Signed and dated left center: "J. Downman, 1800"
Dimensions: H: 9 5/8 x W: 8 1/4 in.
Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection
Category: Works on Paper - Portraits
Purchased December 12, 1980 from Davis & Long. Exhibited at Davis & Long Company, Inc., 746 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10021. "English Watercolours", November 1 through 29, 1980, Catalogue #17.