Description
Creator
John White Abbott (1763 - 1851) after Francis Towne
Title(s)
  • A View of Lake Maggiore from Lavano
Date
No date
Medium
Pen and grey ink, grey wash
Dimensions
  • image height 265mm,
  • image width 360mm
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “View of Isola Bella [scratched out] FT JWA”
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Versions
A View of Lake Maggiore from Laveno, Tate Gallery
Catalogue Number
FT820
Description Sources
Examination

Provenance

Descended through the White Abbott family until sold at Sotheby’s 25 November 1999, lot 92, for £850. Now in the collection of Winchester College.

Associated People & Organisations

Winchester College, 2016
Sotheby's, London, London, 25 November 1999, lot 92

Comment

This is a copy of FT350. The version by White Abbott continues the composition beyond the left edge of Towne’s drawing, suggesting that Towne’s original has a lost section.

by Richard Stephens

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