Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
  • Abbey Ruins
No date
  • image height 191mm,
  • image width 298mm
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Description Sources
1951 Exeter catalogue; Agnew's records


Signed. Exhibit 63 in the 1951 Exeter exhibition, lent by Canon Francis Henry Dumville Smythe (1872/1873–1966). Watercolour, 7.5 x 11.75 in. (191 x 298 mm) (exhibition catalogue). This is perhaps the “Cathedral” by “Towne” that Smythe sold at Christie’s on 13 March 1961, lot 162 (with two other drawings: a waterfall and a thatcher), to Agnew’s, who later sold it at Phillips on 8 June 1962 (Agnew’s records).

Associated People & Organisations

[?] Phillips, London, 8 June 1962
[?] Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 13 March 1961
[?] Christie's, London, London, 13 March 1961, lot 162
Canon Francis Henry Dumville Smythe (1872/73 - 1966)
Exhibition History
Three Exeter Artists of the Eighteenth Century: Francis Hayman RA, Francis Towne, John White Abbott, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1951, no. 63

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