- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- A View at Geneva near where the Arve falls into the Rhone
- Pencil, pen and grey ink, watercolour, gum
- image height 209mm,
- image length 270mm
- mounted by the artist
- sheet, recto, lower left
- “F.Towne / delt 1780 / No2”
- in brown ink
- artist's mount, verso
- “No.2 / A View at Geneva near where the Arve, falls into the Rhone, drawn by Francis Towne / Septr 7th, 1780.”
- Object Type
Bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1744–1825), who gave it in 1816 to the present owner, the British Museum, London (1972.U.600/Nn,1.1b).
- Exhibition History
- [?] Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 103 as 'Near Geneva'
- Light, time, legacy: Francis Towne’s watercolours of Rome, British Museum, 2016
- Laurence Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists and Artists of Foreign Origin Working in Great Britain Preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, Trustees of the British Museum: London, 1907, p. 198
- Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, pp. 31, 73, 111, 123
- Paul Oppé, 'Francis Towne, Landscape Painter', The Walpole Society: London, 1920, p. 109
- Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, pp. 54, 60
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