Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • A View of Ugbrooke Park
Date
1775
Medium
Pen and ink, wash
Dimensions
  • image height 270mm,
  • image length 419mm
Support
laid paper, with a vertical crease at the centre
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “1775”
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Versions
Ugbrooke Park, Private Collection
James Caldwall: Ugbrooke Park, after Francis Towne
Catalogue Number
FT055
Description Sources
Author's examination of the object

Information at the Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

'Scott-Elliot' catalogue, Prints & Drawings Room, Tate Britain, London

Provenance

Bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White (1744–1825) of Exeter, on whose death it passed to Towne’s residuary legatee John Herman Merivale (1779-1844) and his successors. Merivale’s granddaughter Emily Harriet Buckingham (1853–1923) inherited the drawing ca. 1915. It was acquired on 30 September 1935, lot 29, for £1 8s. 6d. by Paul Oppé (1878–1957; no.2101) but it was not among the collection that was acquired from his family by Tate Britain in 1996.

Associated People & Organisations

Emily Harriet Buckingham (1853 - 1923)
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844)
Adolph Paul Oppé (1878 - 1957)
Private Collection
James White (1744 - 1825)
Bibliography
Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 148

Comment

This is a preparatory drawing for FT056.

by Richard Stephens

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