- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- A View in Hyde Park looking towards the Serpentine River
- Pen and grey ink, grey wash
- image height 185mm,
- image length 145mm
- “No.6 / F.Towne delt July 5th 1797 / A view in Hyde Park looking / towards the Serpentine River / No.114 New Bond Street.”
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Sotheby's records (image)
Bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1745–1825), 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 (BP214). In August 1933 Judith Merivale sold it to Miss Emily Norrie (perhaps 1891–1973) of Pequot Avenue, New London, Connecticut, for £5. It was sold at Sotheby’s on 11 November 1993, lot 102, for £1,800, since when it is untraced.
- Associated People & Organisations
- Private Collection, 11 November 1993, GBP 1800
- Sotheby's, London, London, 11 November 1993, lot 102
- Emily Norrie (1891 - 1973), New London, Connecticut, August 1933, GBP 5
- Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP214
- Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP214
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, p. 133
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