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A work made of charcoal with stumping on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of charcoal with stumping on cream laid paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

John Downman (English, 1750-1824)
or after Charles Le Brun (French, 1619-1690)

About this artwork

Downman’s drawings appear in the same direction as (and likely reproduce) Jean Audran’s large-scale 1727 etchings after Le Brun. The accompanying text describes the expression of attention thusly: “The effects of attention are to lower and contract the eyebrows toward the sides of the nose, to turn the pupils toward the object that causes (the emotion), to open the mouth, and above all, the top lip, to lower the head little and to keep it steady without other notable changes.”

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Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

John Downman

Title

Attention

Origin

England

Date

Artist's working dates 1770–1824

Medium

Charcoal with stumping on cream laid paper

Dimensions

383 × 273 mm

Credit Line

The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1922.1426

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