National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Miss Eleanor Urquhart Sir Henry Raeburn (artist)
Scottish, 1756 - 1823
Miss Eleanor Urquhart, c. 1793
oil on canvas
overall: 75 x 62 cm (29 1/2 x 24 7/16 in.) framed: 101.6 x 90.2 x 12.7 cm (40 x 35 1/2 x 5 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
On View
From the Tour: Britain's Royal Academy of Art in the Late 1700s and Early 1800s
Object 6 of 8

Conservation Notes

The coarse, heavyweight canvas is twill woven; it has been lined. The ground is white or off-white, evenly applied and of moderate thickness. The painting is executed boldly and spontaneously, using a wide brush; the paint layers are thin and sketchy, leaving the weave of the canvas clearly visible, and only the sitter's head is brought to a higher finish. The painting is in excellent condition. Retouching is minimal. The synthetic varnish applied in 1980 has not discolored.

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