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Watercolour - Mrs. Davenport as Dame Ashfield in Morton's 'Speed the Plough'
  • Mrs. Davenport as Dame Ashfield in Morton's 'Speed the Plough'
    De Wilde, Samuel, born 1748 - died 1832
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Mrs. Davenport as Dame Ashfield in Morton's 'Speed the Plough'

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1802 (Painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    De Wilde, Samuel, born 1748 - died 1832 (Artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    watercolour

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.34

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 8

Physical description

Speed the Plough (1800), a five-act sentimental comedy, was Morton's greatest success. De Wilde made a speciality of theatrical portraits. Unlike Hamilton's depiction of Mrs Siddons [cat.no.168], which is less a portrait than an evocation of Tragedy, De Wilde's picture is an unflinching study of a character actress which makes no attempt to flatter its subject.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1802 (Painted)

Artist/maker

De Wilde, Samuel, born 1748 - died 1832 (Artist)

Materials and Techniques

watercolour

Dimensions

Height: 30 cm framed, Width: 25 cm framed

Descriptive line

Samuel DE WILDE, painting of Mrs Davenport as Dame Ashfield in Morton's 'Speed the Plough'(1800), British, 1802

Subjects depicted

Costume

Categories

Watercolours

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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