Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • A Scene in Werrington Park, near Launceston in Cornwall
  • In Werington Park
Date
1796
Medium
Pencil, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 149mm,
  • image length 187mm
Mount
mounted by the artist
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower left
  • “F.Towne delt. 1796”
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • “A Scene in Werington Park / near Launceston in the County / of Cornwall taken / by Francis Towne / Mounted 1796 in Exeter”
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT588
Description Sources
Christie's records (image)

Provenance

This drawing was sold at Christie’s on 21 March 1989, lot 137, for £1,700, whereafter it is untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Christie's, London, London, 21 March 1989, lot 137
Sold for for £1,700
Exhibition History
[?] Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 4 or 5 as 'In Werington Park'

Comment

Based on the photograph, Towne’s drawing seems to depict a body of water seen through a bank of trees. Possibly, therefore, it shows the canal at Werrington, seen also in FT614.

by Richard Stephens

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