Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • A View of Ivy Bridge
Date
1784
Medium
Pencil, pen and black ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 232mm,
  • image length 347mm
Mount
mounted by the artist
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower right
  • “F.Towne. delt. / 1784”
Inscription
  • label, verso
  • “A View of Ivy Bridge / in the County of Devon / drawn from the spot by / Francis Towne”
  • now detached from the drawing
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Versions
Ivy Bridge in Devon, Untraced
Catalogue Number
FT412
Description Sources
Examination; Museum records (image)

Provenance

Untraced until owned by J. Leslie Wright (1862–1953), who bequeathed it to the present owner, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (Inv. P401'53).

Associated People & Organisations

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, 1953, Inv. P401'53
James Leslie Wright (1862 - 1953)
Exhibition History
Early English Water-Colours and Drawings, Squire Gallery, 1933
Exhibition of Masters of British Water-Colour (17th-19th Centuries) The J. Leslie Wright Collection, Royal Academy, 1949, no. 146
Three Exeter Artists of the Eighteenth Century: Francis Hayman RA, Francis Towne, John White Abbott, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1951, no. 52
British Watercolours from Birmingham, Tokyo and tour, 1991
British Watercolours from Birmingham, Bankside Gallery, 1992, no. 6
Bibliography
Henri Lemaitre, Le Paysage Anglais a l'Aquarelle 1760-1951, Bordas: Paris, 1955, p. 167
Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 135

Comment

This is a version of a drawing of 1775 (FT052) presumably made on commission.

by Richard Stephens

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