Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Aberglaslyn
Date
1777/07/09
Medium
Pen and ink, (?) grey and brown washes
Dimensions
  • image height 278mm,
  • image length 431mm
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “9th July 1777” and numbered “22”
Watermark
  • verso
  • “J Villedary”
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT087
Description Sources
Paul Oppé notes; 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 1915 (BP111). Judith Merivale gave it in September 1934 to William Trevelyan Turner (b.1892), son of their cousin Henrietta Maria (“Hetty”) Turner, whereafter it is untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
William Trevelyan Turner, September 1934
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP111
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP111
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816

Comment

Paul Oppé’s note of this work reads: “111 Aberglaslyn size as [BP]110 J Villedary sun rising on left hand over mt. Fine outline, rather crumbly two browns, one grey, one sepia.”1 Possibly this is the source of a 1795 watercolour of Pont Aberglaslyn (FT583).

by Richard Stephens

Footnotes

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

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