Portrait of a lady said to be Lady Bessborough.
John Downman was an English portrait painter and he’s one of my favourite 18th century artists. He made lots of beautiful little portrait drawings.
As always, let me know if you know where to find more or bigger pictures or perhaps know of a book featuring his work.
Eliza Pullein, 1782.
Sarah Siddons, 1787.
Miss Elizabeth Munro,1789.
Lady Clarges, 1790.
Mrs Mary Seawell of Great Bookham, 1792.
Elizabeth (nèe Farren), Countess of Derby.
Harriet, Lady Duncannon.
Mrs. Bailay of St.Neots, 1781.
And here are a couple of tiny ones I would love to see bigger:
Georgiana Spencer, Duchess of Devonshire, ca. 1787.