- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- At Oxford
- Pencil, pen and grey ink, watercolour
- image height 263mm,
- image width 177mm
- sheet, verso
- “No.4 / at Oxford / St Marys & Ratcliff Library / from 9 to 2 past 10 in the Morng / August 25 1813 / Francis Towne delt”
- in grey ink over pencil
- Part of
- 1813 Sketchbook
- Object Type
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 (1745–1844) 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 as part of a sketchbook containing FT752 to FT764, which they sold in 1927 to Walker’s Galleries for £60. In 1928 Augustus Walker (1866/1867–1965) gave it to the current owner, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (DBB.1827).
- Associated People & Organisations
- Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1928, DBB.1827
- Augustus Walker (1866/67 - 1965), 1928
- Walker's Galleries, London, 1927, GBP 60
Within a sketchbook containing FT752 to FT764.
- 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
- Exhibition History
- 24th Annual Exhibition of Early English Watercolours, Walker's Galleries, 1928, no. 78
- Francis Towne, Tate Gallery; Leeds City Art Gallery, 24 June 1997 - 4 January 1998, no. 70
- David Blaney Brown, Ashmolean Museum Catalogue of Drawings Vol 4: Earlier English Drawings, Clarendon: Oxford, 1982, p. 630
- Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 130
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