Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • A View of Rocca di Papa
Date
1781
Medium
Pencil, pen and grey ink, grey wash
Dimensions
  • image height 248mm,
  • image length 387mm
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “No50 A view of Rocca del Papa / Francis Towne / 1781”
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT281
Description Sources
Examination; Museum records (image)

Provenance

Untraced until 1936 when it was given by Sir Michael Ernest Sadler (1861–1943) to the present owner, Leeds City Art Gallery (Acc. no.26/36). Without there being any direct evidence, this has the character of the relatively modest drawings that Bernard Milling of Squire Gallery bought from Judith Merivale, and certainly its freshness argues against a long chain of ownership.

Associated People & Organisations

Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, 1936, no.26/36
Sir Michael Ernest Sadler (1861 - 1943)
Exhibition History
Watercolours and Drawings from the City Art Gallery, Leeds, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1960, no. 48
Sadler Exhibition, Leeds City Art Gallery, 1962, no. 95
Bibliography
Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 131
Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds Art Calendar, No. 26: Leeds, 1954, p. 10

Comment

This view of the town also appears in FT282.

by Richard Stephens

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