Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Bridge and Trees
Date
1810
Medium
Pencil (?)
Dimensions
  • [?] image height 170mm,
  • [?] image width 254mm
Part of
  • 1810 Sketchbook
Object Type
Outline only

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT714
Description Sources
Fine Art Society records

Provenance

Bequeathed by Francis Towne 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 within a sketchbook containing FT697 to FT714, which by 1963 was owned by Mr and Mrs Sutton of New Zealand. On 19 June 1963 they sold seventeen drawings from the book, including this one, to the Fine Art Society (number unknown). It was on sale the following year but is otherwise untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
The Fine Art Society, London, London, 19 June 1963, GBP 3750
Mr & Mrs Sutton, New Zealand, June 1963
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915
The drawing was inherited within a sketchbook containing FT689 to FT714.
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915
The drawing was inherited within a sketchbook containing FT689 to FT714.
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
Exhibition History
unidentified exhibition, Arts Council Welsh Committee, 1964, no. 95 as 'Bridge and Trees pencil'

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