Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • A View on the Banks of the Tiber near Monte Milvio
Date
1786
Medium
Pencil (?), pen and grey ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 314mm,
  • image length 450mm
Mount
mounted by the artist
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower right
  • “Francis Towne delt. 1786”
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • “No.7 / Rome / A View on the Banks of the Tyber / near Ponte Molle / drawn on the spot / by Francis Towne / 1786”
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Versions
Part of the Ancient Roman Wall between Porta Salara and Porta Pinciana, British Museum
Catalogue Number
FT431
Description Sources
Examination; Museum records (image)

Provenance

Commissioned by Thomas Snow of Cleve (1748-1832) and sold in 1952 by his great-great-granddaughter, Beatrice Stella Llewellyn of Tavistock and Sloane Court, London SW3 (b 1893) to the present owner, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter (78/1952.2).

Associated People & Organisations

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter, 1952, 78/1952.2
Beatrice Stella Llewellyn (1893), Exwick, Exeter
Thomas Snow (1748 - 1832), Exwick, Exeter
Exhibition History
Treasures of the Exeter Museums: Centenary Exhibition, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1969, no. 129
Paintings and Drawings by Francis Towne and John White Abbott in the collection of Exeter Museums and Art Gallery, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1971, no. 6
Francis Towne & John White Abbott: Paintings and Watercolours from the Exeter Museums and Art Gallery, Marble Hill House, 1973, no. 6
Bibliography
Jane C. Baker, Catalogue of Oil Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings and Sculpture, Exeter Museums: Exeter, 1978, p. 118
Adrian Bury, The Cecil Higgins Museum Bedford, ed. Adrian Bury: London, 1961, p. 134

Comment

This is a version of FT174.

by Richard Stephens

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