John Downman, ARA (British, 1750-1824) A portrait of Miss Hodgson, facing right, wearing white dress, fichu, pink ribbon tied at her corsage, her powdered hair tied in a banging chignon with black ribbon bow, dressed with handkerchief and plumed feathers, a book in her right hand
Lot 357
John Downman, ARA (British, 1750-1824) A portrait of Miss Hodgson, facing right, wearing white dress, fichu, pink ribbon tied at her corsage, her powdered hair tied in a banging chignon with black ribbon bow, dressed with handkerchief and plumed feathers, a book in her right hand
£1,200 - 1,500
US$ 1,900 - 2,300

Lot Details
John Downman, ARA (British, 1750-1824)
A portrait of Miss Hodgson, facing right, wearing white dress, fichu, pink ribbon tied at her corsage, her powdered hair tied in a banging chignon with black ribbon bow, dressed with handkerchief and plumed feathers, a book in her right hand.
Coloured chalks on paper, signed on the obverse and dated J. Downman/ Pt/ 1786, original rectangular gilded wood frame with foliate borders, labelled on the reverse with sitters' details.
Oval, 360mm (14 3/16in) high

Footnotes

  • Miss Hodgson was one of two daughters born to Field-Marshall John Studholme Hodgson (1708–1798) and his wife, Catherine Howard. Her first cousin was Kenneth Alexander Howard, 1st Earl of Effingham (1767–1845). Field-Marshall John Studholme Hodgson is best known for commanding the 1761 British expedition which captured Belle Île off the coast of France during the Seven Years War. Her brother was Major-General John Hodgson (1757-1846).
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