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  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • 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:

    E.38-1947

  • 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)

Date

c.1785 (made)

Artist/maker

Dighton the elder, Robert (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pen and ink and watercolour drawing

Dimensions

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.

Materials

Pen and ink and watercolour; Body colour

Techniques

Watercolour

Subjects depicted

Woman

Categories

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

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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