- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Baths of Titus
- Pencil, watercolour with gum
- image height 320mm,
- image length 288mm
- vertical crease down right of paper
- mounted on paper watermarked "WHATMAN"
- sheet, recto, lower left
- “F.Towne / delt 1781 / No.37”
- in brown ink
- artist's mount, verso
- “Rome / No.37 Baths of Titus / Francis Towne [“Janry 1781.” scratched out] /sun of the Right hand”
- Object Type
Bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1744–1825), who gave it in 1816 to the present owner, the British Museum, London (Nn.1.10).
- Exhibition History
- [?] Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 183 as 'Ruins of the Baths of Titus'
- Light, time, legacy: Francis Towne’s watercolours of Rome, British Museum, 2016
- Laurence Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists and Artists of Foreign Origin Working in Great Britain Preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, Trustees of the British Museum: London, 1907, p. 201
- Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 125
- Martin Hardie, Water-Colour Painting in Britain, ed. Dudley Snelgrove, London: B. T. Batsford, 1966, p. 121
- Paul Oppé, 'Francis Towne, Landscape Painter', The Walpole Society: London, 1920, p. 113
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