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Charcoal and watercolour - Edward Elliot, Lord Elliot

Edward Elliot, Lord Elliot

  • Object:

    Charcoal and watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1779 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Downman, John, born 1750 - died 1824 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Charcoal and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Grace Valentine Stephenson as part of the R. H. Stephenson Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 5, box L

Physical description

Charcoal portrait, touched with watercolour, depicting Lord Edward Elliot. Initialled, dated and inscribed with dedication.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1779 (made)


Downman, John, born 1750 - died 1824 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Charcoal and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

J.D / 1779
Initialled and dated on the right

Edward Elliot Esq. M.P. 1779 Orig. / five years after created Baron Elliot and took / the name of Craggs. / present his friends Col Sr Paul and / Mr Langley. both of whom I also drew / Langlois


Height: 7.4375 in, Width: 5.875 in

Object history note

This drawing was once part of the Wellesley Collection.

Descriptive line

Charcoal and watercolour portrait of Lord Edward Elliot by John Downman. Great Britain, 1779.


Charcoal; Watercolour



Subjects depicted

Lords; Portrait


Drawings; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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