- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- A View near Canon Teign in Devon
- 1772/09/26 - 1773
- Pen and grey ink, grey and light brown washes
- image height 308mm,
- image length 251mm
- mounted by the artist
- artist's mount, recto
- "Francis Towne delt. / A SCENE NEAR CANON-TEIGN / 1773"
- artist's mount, verso
- "A View near Canon:teign in the County of Devon drawn on the spot September 26th 1772 by Francis Towne No.2"
- Object Type
- Monochrome wash
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Author's examination of the object
The drawing was bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1744–1825), on whose death it reverted 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 (no BP number was allocated). By April 1924 it was “in the possession of Miss Urmson 23 Leckford Road. Oxford”, presumably Barbara Edith Urmson (b.1886) (see also FT030). In 1962 Bertram Nowell Williams (b.1909 and still alive in 2009) bought the drawing “from a gallery in Liverpool” (letter, 6 May 2009, from his daughter, Angela Yule); he sold it at Christie’s on 6 November 1973, lot 210 (see also FT877), where it was bought by Wadsworth. It was again sold at Christie’s on 21 November 1978, lot 24, where it was bought for £1,500 by a private collector, who retained it in 2006. In 2009 it was on sale at Lowell Libson.
- Associated People & Organisations
- Christie's, London
- Lowell Libson
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844)
- Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945)
- Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928)
- Private Collection
- Barbara Edith Urmson (1886)
- James White (1744 - 1825)
- Bertram Nowell Williams (1909)
- Exhibition History
- [?] Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 1 or 2 as 'Canon-teign, Devonshire'
- Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, p. 36
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