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Mrs. Macdowall

Henry Raeburn (British, 1756-1823)


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.

Object Information

artist
Henry Raeburn (British, 1756-1823)
creation date
about 1800
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
28 x 36 in.
57-3/4 x 47-1/4 in. (framed)
accession number
74.100
credit line
Gift of Mrs. Herman C. Krannert
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture to 1945