- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Castello Madamo
- Pencil, pen and ink, watercolour
- image height 216mm,
- image length 267mm
- sheet, verso
- “Castello Madamo” in black ink over pencil, “April 22nd 1781 No1 Light from the right hand” in grey ink, and “Francis Towne” in brown ink
- 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 (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 (BP4). Judith Merivale sold it to Emily Norrie (perhaps 1891–1973) of Pequot Avenue, New London, Connecticut, for £10 in August 1933. On 21 April 1971 it was sold at Parke Benet in New York, lot 182, for $350 to Agnew’s (no.0593), who sold it on 1 January 1973 to a collector. In 1984 it was given anonymously to the present owner, Rhode Island School of Design (84.203.10).
- Associated People & Organisations
- Rhode Island Museum of Art, School of Design, Providence, 1898, 84.203.10
- Thomas Agnew & Sons, New York, 21 April 1971, USD 350, no.0593
- Parke Benet Galleries, New York, 21 April 1971, lot 182
- Emily Norrie (1891 - 1973), August 1933, GBP 10
- Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP4
- Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP4
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
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