Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • A Waterfall
Date
1766
Medium
[?] Oil painting
Object Type
Oil painting

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT006
Description Sources
Free Society exhibition catalogues
Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Exhibition History
Pictures, Sculptures, Models, Drawings, Engravings: Now exhibiting in the Great Room belonging to the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Free Society of Artists, 1766, no. 172 as 'A Waterfall'

Comment

Given the number of waterfalls that Towne was to draw in Devon in later years (at Canonteign, Chudleigh, and Lydford), the subject of this picture may be an indication that Towne had moved to Devon by this point. The exhibition catalogue gave Towne’s address as “Opposite Beaufort Buildings, Strand”, which was presumably William Pars’s home.

by Richard Stephens

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