Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • A Scene at Indicknowle
  • A wooded landscape
Date
1783/08/26
Medium
Pencil, pen and grey ink, sepia wash
Dimensions
  • image height 343mm,
  • image length 242mm
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “No.3. / Indinowle / August the 26th. 1783 / light from the left hand / from 1 o Clock till 2 / Francis Towne”
  • in black ink and “Indenold” in pencil
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT402
Description Sources
Examination; 1994 Cambridge catalogue (image)

Provenance

Bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1744–1825), on whose death it passed to Towne’s residuary legatee John Herman Merivale (1779–1844) and his successors. Merivale’s granddaughters Maria Sophia Merivale (1853–1928) and Judith Ann Merivale (1860–1945), both of Oxford, inherited the drawing in May 1915 (BP188) and sold it in July 1923 to the present owner, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (PDP, 1093), for £30.

Associated People & Organisations

Fitzwilliam Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, July 1923, GBP 30, PDP, 1093
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP188
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP188
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
Bibliography
Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 129

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