Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
  • A View looking towards Star Cross and Exmouth from the South-East window of the Belvedere
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Object Type

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

Lind, 15 February 1817, GBP 1
Christie's, London, London, 15 February 1817, lot 4
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 4, View looking towards Star Cross and Exmouth ditto, went for £1 to Lind. The drawing that probably served as Towne’s study for this work survives (FT136).

by Richard Stephens

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