Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • A View on the Banks of the Dee above Llangollen
Date
1788
Medium
Pencil, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 385mm,
  • image length 540mm
Mount
(?) mounted by the artist
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower left
  • “F.Towne delt / 1788”
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • “A View on the Banks of the River Dee / above Llangollen North Wales / drawn by Francis Towne, 1788”
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Versions
A View of the River Dee above Llangollen, Private Collection
Catalogue Number
FT549
Description Sources
Sotheby's records (image)

Provenance

Commissioned on 28 December 1785 by Lady Acland, wife of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, Bt (1752–1794), and descended in his family until offered for sale by Sir Richard Thomas Dyke Acland, Bt (1906–1990), at Sotheby’s on 21 November 1968, lot 26, where it did not sell (bidding reached £750), and on 19 March 1981, lot 107. It was sold at Sotheby’s in New York on 20 January (or February?) 1982, lot 20, to Oscar and Peter Johnson Ltd. It is now in the collection of the National Library of Wales.

Associated People & Organisations

National Library of Wales, Cardiff
Oscar and Peter Johnson Ltd, 20 January 1982
Sotheby's, London, New York, 20 January 1982, lot 20
Sotheby's, London, New York, 19 March 1981, lot 107
Unsold
Sotheby's, London, London, 21 November 1968, lot 26
Unsold
Sir Richard Thomas Acland (1906 - 1990)
Lady Henrietta Anne Acland (née Hoare) (1765 - 1841)
Sir Thomas Dyke Acland (1752 - 1794), Exwick, Exeter, 1788
Exhibition History
unidentified exhibition, Oscar and Peter Johnson Ltd, 1982, no. 23
Bibliography
Paul Oppé, 'Francis Towne, Landscape Painter', The Walpole Society: London, 1920, pp. 122-123

Comment

This drawing is a copy of FT103.

by Richard Stephens

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