Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
  • A View on the River Exe, taken near the Seat of Sir Francis Drake, Devonshire
ca. 1779
[?] Oil painting
Object Type
Oil painting

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Description Sources
Exhibition catalogue
Associated People & Organisations

Exhibition History
The Exhibition of the Royal Academy, Royal Academy of Arts, 1779, no. 330 as 'A view on the river Ex, taken near the seat of Sir Francis Drake, Devonshire'
Richard Gough, British Topography: London, 1780, vol. 1, p. 319


James White ordered a copy of a Llangollen sketch that Towne had made on their 1777 tour of Wales. On the grounds of its subject, it is suggested as one of Towne’s 1779 Royal Academy exhibits (331, A view in North Wales, near Llangollen, in Denbighshire), which was not marked for sale. For Towne’s other 1779 Royal Academy exhibit see FT145.

by Richard Stephens

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