Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • A Waterfall
Date
1795
Medium
Pencil (?) and watercolour
Inscription
  • sheet, recto
  • “1795”
Object Type
Unknown

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT585
Description Sources
Paul Oppé records; Barton Place catalogue

Provenance

Bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1744–1825), on whose death it passed to Towne’s residuary legatee John Herman Merivale (1779–1844) and his successors. Merivale’s granddaughters Maria Sophia Merivale (1853–1928) and Judith Ann Merivale (1860–1945), both of Oxford, inherited the drawing in May 1915 (BP210b). In 1933 Judith Merivale sold it in 1933 to the Squire Gallery for £6 6s., whereafter it is untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Squire Gallery, London, 1933, GBP 6.6s
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP210b
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP210b
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816

Comment

Another waterfall dated 1795 was in the collection of Maria Sophia Merivale (1853–1928) and Judith Ann Merivale (1860–1945; BP210b). Paul Oppé described it thus: “210b. 1795. Very yellow hatched tree & muddled hatched backgrd. No outline. Water all brush like my worst.”1

by Richard Stephens

Footnotes

  1. 1 Paul Oppé records: notes, ca. 1915.

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