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  • Title: Mrs. Macdowall
  • Date Created: about 1800
  • Type: oil paintings
  • Rights: Gift of Mrs. Herman C. Krannert
  • External Link: http://www.imamuseum.org/mercury/load-artwork/21241
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • wall label: In keeping with the taste in portraiture at the time, Mrs. MacDowall is posed in an informal outdoor setting and looks at the viewer with candor. The brown-toned landscape, although loosely based on natural observation, was painted in the artist's studio in accord with 18th-century practice. Raeburn's habit of painting swiftly gives this canvas much of its vitality.
  • measurements: 28 x 36 in.
  • Artist: Raeburn, Henry

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