Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
  • A View from the South East Window of the Belvedere
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Object Type

Catalogue Number
Description Sources
Christie's records
Associated People & Organisations

Thompson, 15 February 1817, GBP 18s
Christie's, London, London, 15 February 1817, lot 3
3rd Viscount William Courtenay (1768 - 1835)
2nd Viscount William Courtenay (1742 - 1788)
Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, pp. 36-37, 130


Commissioned by 2nd Viscount Courtenay and sold by his son, 3rd Viscount Courtenay, at Christie’s on 15 February 1817 was a group of “Capital Loose Drawings by Towne”. Lot 3, View from the S.E. Window of the Belvedere, went for 18s. to Thompson. A drawing that probably served as Towne’s study for this work survives (FT134).

by Richard Stephens

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