Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • A View near Exeter
Date
1771
Medium
[?] Oil painting
Object Type
Oil painting

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT014
Description Sources
Society of Artists exhibition catalogues
Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Exhibition History
Pictures, Models, Designs in Architecture, Drawings, Prints: Exhibited at the Great Room in Spring Gardens, Society of Artists of Great Britain, 1771, no. 166 as 'A View near Exeter'

Comment

In his manuscript “Notebooks on Artists”1 Joseph Farington wrote of Towne that “in 1771 He exhibited at the room of the Incorporated Society in Spring gardens, a view near Exeter which was much admired”. For the third year running Towne’s address in the exhibition catalogue was given as “at Mr.Pars’s, Percy-street, Soho”.

by Richard Stephens

Footnotes

  1. 1 Royal Library, Windsor; transcript in the Department of Prints and Drawings, British Museum.

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