Description
Creator
Ann Fortescue (née Sanders) (1755 - 1815) after Francis Towne
Title(s)
  • A View at Pynes
Date
No date
Medium
Pen and black ink, brown wash
Dimensions
  • image height 275mm,
  • image width 387mm
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower centre
  • “Ann Sanders delt 1778”
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Versions
A View at Pynes, Tate Gallery
Catalogue Number
FT859
Description Sources
Examination; 1997 Tate catalogue (image)

Provenance

Untraced until 1920, when it was bought by Paul Oppé (1878–1957; no Oppé number) at Rimells, and sold in 1996 by his descendants with the rest of Oppé’s collection to the present owner, the Tate Gallery (T08575).

Associated People & Organisations

Tate, London, 1996, T08575
Adolph Paul Oppé (1878 - 1957), London, 1920, no Oppé number
Exhibition History
Francis Towne, Tate Gallery; Leeds City Art Gallery, 24 June 1997 - 4 January 1998, no. 81
Bibliography
Paul Oppé, 'Francis Towne, Landscape Painter', The Walpole Society: London, 1920, p. 105

Comment

The drawing here is a copy of a sketch by Towne, also dated 1778 (FT143). Ann Sanders’s copy has an addition, in the bottom-left corner, of a figure walking a mule. Oppé suggests that the outline and signature are in Towne’s hand. The date certainly looks like Towne’s writing but the signature is less clearly his, although much of the outline, stronger than the brushwork, may be by Towne.

 

by Richard Stephens

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