A New Pastel Portrait for Cleveland | by Cleveland Museum of Art | CMA Thinker | Mar, 2023

By Emily J. Peters, Curator of Prints and Drawings

Figure 1. George Clavering Cowper, 3rd Earl Cowper, 1785. Hugh Douglas Hamilton (Irish, 1729–1808). Pastel on paper stretched onto linen; 94 x 68.6 cm. Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund, 2022.136
Figure 2. Detail of Cowper’s hunting dog
Figure 3. Detail of the fine blending on Cowper’s face
Figure 4. Detail in raking light showing the edges of the small piece of paper containing Cowper’s face that was adhered to the larger sheet