- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Pencil, pen and brown ink
- image height 155mm,
- image length 240mm
- sheet, recto
- “white” and “brown” in pencil
- sheet, verso
- “No.1 Ambleside August 7. 1786”
- in ink
- Part of
- Partially-disbound sketchbook sold by Judith Merivale to H. B. Milling of Squire Gallery
- Object Type
- Outline only
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Paul Oppé records; Sotheby’s records; Witt Library (image)
Bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1744–1825), on whose death it reverted 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 by May 1915 within a partially disbound sketchbook containing FT455, FT462, FT470, FT471, FT472, FT475, FT476, FT477, FT478, FT480, FT494, FT495, FT496. In February 1945 Judith Merivale sold the book to H. B. Milling of Squire Gallery for £25. The drawing is thereafter untraced until it was offered for sale at Sotheby’s on 10 March 1988, lot 150, and again at Sotheby’s on 25 January 1989, lot 53; in 1997 it was in a “Private Collection, England”.
- Associated People & Organisations
- Private Collection
- Sotheby's, London, London, 25 January 1989, lot 53
- Sotheby's, London, London, 10 March 1988, lot 150
- Squire Gallery, February 1945, GBP 25
- Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915
- Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, p. 109
- 1 Paul Oppé records: notes, ca. 1915.
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