Image Resources | Currently on View in C300
In keeping with the taste in portraiture at the time, Mrs. MacDowall is posed in an informal outdoor setting and looks at the viewer with candor. The brown-toned landscape, although loosely based on natural observation, was painted in the artist's studio in accord with 18th-century practice. Raeburn's habit of painting swiftly gives this canvas much of its vitality.
East Cowes Castle, The Seat Of J. Nash, Esq., The Regatta Beating To Windward
Joseph M. Turner (British, 1775-1851)