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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (painted)

  • Date:

    c.1785 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dighton the elder, Robert (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pen and ink and watercolour drawing

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 296, box A

Physical description

Woman wearing a fashionable, typically masculine riding habit with a dark green petticoat and jacket and a purple waistcoat trimmed with gold braid. She carries a riding crop and wears an elaborate black hat. She is standing beside an abandoned garden roller and leaning against a pedestal with an urn. Through an open doorway behind her a view of farm labourers gathering hay and making haystacks is visible.

Place of Origin

England (painted)


c.1785 (made)


Dighton the elder, Robert (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pen and ink and watercolour drawing


Height: 32.4 cm average, Width: 24.8 cm average

Descriptive line

Robert Dighton: Watercolour drawing of a fashionably dressed lady. From a set of 12 representing The Months. c.1785. (E.33 to 41-1947)

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1947, London: HMSO, 1950.

Production Note

One of a set of 12 allegorical representations of The Months.


Pen and ink and watercolour; Body colour



Subjects depicted



Clothing; Day wear; Drawings; Fashion; Fashion plates; Hats & headwear; Illustration; Personal accessories; Accessories


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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