Dr Hugh Downman, Physician and Author, Exeter, Devonshire

In 1771 Downman was appointed one of the physicians of the Devon and Exeter Hospital, a position he held until 1805. He also established a reputation as a poet, playwright and author. His best-known work Infancy, or the Management of children stressed the importance of breast feeding and proper examination.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
46/1925/4
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Paintings
Collector Excavator
Lane, Mr John (from the collection of)
Medium
oil on canvas
Common Name
Dr Hugh Downman, Physician and Author, Exeter, Devonshire
Simple Name
painting
Inscription Transcription
Dr Hugh Downman, Physician and Author, Exeter, Devonshire 1796; 46/1925; 106
Period Classification
George III (1760-1811)
Production Town
Exeter
Production County
Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Date
1796
Production Person Initials
John
Production Person Surname
Downman
Production Year Low

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Dr Hugh Downman, Physician and Author, Exeter, Devonshire