- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- A View taken at Geneva where the Rhone comes from the Lake under the Bridge
- Pencil, pen and black ink, watercolour, gum
- image height 208mm,
- image length 272mm
- mounted by the artist
- sheet, recto
- lower left “F.Towne.delt.”
- artist's mount, verso
- “No.1 / A View taken at Geneva where the Rhone comes from the Lake under the Bridge drawn on the Spot by / Francis Towne / 1780[in dark brown ink] / evening sun from the left Hand”
- Object Type
Bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1744–1825), who gave it in 1816 to the present owner, the British Museum, London (1972.U.599/Nn,1.1a).
- Exhibition History
- [?] Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 102 as 'A View at Geneva'
- Francis Towne, Tate Gallery; Leeds City Art Gallery, 24 June 1997 - 4 January 1998, no. 15
- Light, time, legacy: Francis Towne’s watercolours of Rome, British Museum, 2016
- Laurence Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists and Artists of Foreign Origin Working in Great Britain Preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, Trustees of the British Museum: London, 1907, p. 198
- Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, pp. 31, 73, 123
- Paul Oppé, 'Francis Towne, Landscape Painter', The Walpole Society: London, 1920, p. 109
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