Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • An Evening View from Mount Palatine looking towards Mount Aventine
Date
1785
Medium
Pencil, pen and grey ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 320mm,
  • image length 472mm
Mount
mounted by the artist
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower left
  • “Francis Towne delt. 1785”
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • “No.3. An evening view, from Mount Palatine / looking towards mount Aventine / Drawn by Francis Towne.”
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Versions
On the Palatine Hill, British Museum
An Evening View from Mount Palatine looking towards Mount Aventine, Untraced
Catalogue Number
FT426
Description Sources
Examination; Museum records (image)

Provenance

Commissioned by Thomas Snow of Cleve (1748–1832) and sold in 1952 by his great-great-granddaughter, Beatrice Stella Llewellyn of Tavistock and Sloane Court, London SW3 (b. 1893), to the present owner, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter.

Associated People & Organisations

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter, 1952, 78/1952/1
Beatrice Stella Llewellyn (1893), London
Thomas Snow (1748 - 1832), 1985
Exhibition History
Treasures of the Exeter Museums: Centenary Exhibition, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1969, no. 130
Paintings and Drawings by Francis Towne and John White Abbott in the collection of Exeter Museums and Art Gallery, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1971, no. 5
Francis Towne & John White Abbott: Paintings and Watercolours from the Exeter Museums and Art Gallery, Marble Hill House, 1973, no. 5
Bibliography
Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 133

Comment

This is a version of FT197.

by Richard Stephens

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