- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- A Scene on the Banks of the Dee
- Pencil, pen and ink, watercolour
- image height 216mm,
- image length 273mm
- sheet, recto, lower centre
- “F.Towne. delt. 1777 / No.42.” with an erased date
- sheet, verso
- “Scene on [the?] Banks of the Dee”
- Object Type
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Paul Oppé notes; Agnew’s records (image)
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 (BP123). In March 1936 (May according to the Barton Place catalogue) Judith Merivale sold it to Agnew’s (no.1866) for £18, who sold it the same day for £24 to David, Viscount Eccles (1904–1999). In 1969 it was on sale at John Baskett but it is otherwise untraced.
- Associated People & Organisations
- John Baskett (1907), 1969
- Viscount David Eccles (1904 - 1999), March 1936, GBP 25
- Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, March 1936, GBP 18, no. 1866
- Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP123
- Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP123
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- Exhibition History
- Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 27, 28, 29 or 43 as 'Banks of the Dee'
- Annual Exhibition of Water-Colour & Pencil Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1936, no. 144
- Exhibition of old master and English drawings, John Baskett, 1969, no. 24
- Paul Oppé, 'Francis Towne, Landscape Painter', The Walpole Society: London, 1920, p. 108
- 1 Paul Oppé records: notes, ca. 1915.
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