Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Ambleside Scene
Date
ca. 1786/08
Medium
Unknown
Dimensions
  • [?] image height 267mm,
  • [?] image length 378mm
Object Type
Unknown

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT533
Description Sources
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 (BP168) and sold it to Squire Gallery in August 1936 for £10, whereafter it is untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Squire Gallery, September 1936, GBP 10
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP168
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP168
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816

Comment

The Barton Place catalogue calls this simply “Ambleside series”, perhaps a reference to the group of studies Towne made of Stock Ghyll, on the outskirts of Ambleside. The one drawing from the “Ambleside series” that has been positively identified (FT528) was drawn on Roman paper measuring ca. 267 x 378 mm.

by Richard Stephens

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