Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Bridge over the River Camel at Wadebridge, Cornwall
Date
ca. 1766 - 1775
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
  • overall height 1005mm,
  • overall width 1865mm
Object Type
Oil painting

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT060a
Description Sources
Examination

Provenance

Presumed commissioned by Sir John Molesworth, 5th Bt (1729–75), and descended to the current owner.

Associated People & Organisations

Private Collection
[?] Sir John Molesworth (1730 - 1775), Bodmin, Cornwall

Comment

The attribution of this painting to Towne relies chiefly on its relationship to another painting at Pencarrow (FT060), whose author is clearly the same, rather than from its own internal characteristics. No other painting by Towne is known that is so wholly given over to built structures, which makes comparisons very difficult.

by Richard Stephens

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