Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • A Landscape
Date
No date
Object Type
Unknown

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT576
Description Sources
Exhibition catalogue
Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Exhibition History
The Exhibition of the Royal Academy, Royal Academy of Arts, 1796, no. 284 as 'A Landscape'

Comment

Towne’s exhibit of 1796 was criticised by Anthony Pasquin:

[Towne is] similar in his pencilling to Mr. Abbott and, like him, too tender in his tones, but especially for a multifarious exhibition. Mr. Westall’s drawings appear to more advantage in the Exhibition than they do out, which is derived from their gaudiness of tinting. There is nothing more certain, than that a picture chastely coloured may be ruined in character by being placed next to a glaring composition in such an assemblage. We think if Mr. Towne used a camera occasionally he would correct his present manner of colouring.1
by Richard Stephens

Footnotes

  1. 1 Quoted Oppé 1925, p.73.

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