- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- A Study from the Lake at Peamore
- ca. 1790
- image height 146mm,
- image length 191mm
- mounted by the artist
- sheet, recto, lower left
“F.Towne / delt”
- artist's mount, verso
- “This drawing was done on the spot from the Lake at Peamore near Exeter”
- Object Type
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Christie's records (image)
According to the Christie’s catalogue of 1976, this drawing has a Merivale provenance, in which case it would have been 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. One or more of Merivale’s grandchildren inherited the drawing in May 1915, although it is not distinguishable among the various records of the drawings. By 1949 the drawing had been acquired by Walker’s Galleries, from whom in June 1949 Leonard Duke (1889–1971; no.D1835) bought it for £35, selling it on 21 September 1956 for £40 to Spink & Son, where it was purchased on 20 May 1957 for £80 by a UK private collector. It is untraced thereafter apart from its sale at Christie’s on 2 March 1976, lot 91, for £1,500 to White.
- Associated People & Organisations
- Private Collection, 2 March 1976, GBP 1500
Sold to “White”
- Christie's, London, London, 2 March 1976, lot 91
- Spink & Son, London, London, 20 May 1957, GBP 80
- Leonard Duke (1889 - 1971), London, June 1949, GBP 35, no.D1835
- Walker's Galleries, London, 1949
- 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. 12, 13 or 14, as 'By the ditto [Quarry] in ditto [Peamore Park]'
- unidentified exhibition, Walker's Galleries, 1949, no. 151
- L. G. Duke Collection, Midlands Federation of Museums and Galleries, 1951
- L. G. Duke Collection, Art Exhibition Bureau, 1952
- 1 L. G. Duke catalogue, Department of Prints and Drawings, British Museum.
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