Item 001/09 - Charles Abbot by John Downman

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GB 2014 WS-03-PIC-001/09


Charles Abbot by John Downman


  • Late 18th Century (Creation)

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The painting was passed by family descent to Abbott's grandson, the Third Baron. The portrait was bequeathed by his widow to her nieces Lady Clementine Tottenham and Lady Evaline Morde. It was presented to the school by the latter in 1961.

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Pencil and gouache on paper, an oval portrait; Abbot as Scholar in the Second Election; he faces towards the left, wearing a blue suit.

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Access to collection items is granted to bona-fide researchers, by prior appointment, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including Data Protection.

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A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the item. Copies are supplied in accordance with Westminster School

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10" x 8"

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Westminster School Archive

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  • English


  • Latin


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