Mrs. MacDowall

Creation date
oil on canvas
28 x 36 in.
Credit line
Gift of Mrs. Herman C. Krannert
Accession number
Currently On View

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.

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