Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Chateau de Glerolles, near Vevey on Lake Geneva
  • View of the Chateau de Glerolles, on the Lake of Geneva
  • Chateau de Glerolles near Vevey on the Lake of Geneva
Date
1786
Medium
Watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 319mm,
  • image length 488mm
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower right
  • signed, dated “1786”
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • “Chateau de Glerolles, near Vevey on Lake Geneva”
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT450
Description Sources
Agnew's records (image)

Provenance

Untraced until sold by Whitton & Laing, Exeter auctioneers, on 13 August 1969, lot 202, for £750 to Agnew’s (no.9642). On 21 June 1973 Agnew’s sold it to a Swiss collector, whereafter it is untraced. As it was sold in an Exeter auction room, probably this work originated in a collection from that area.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 13 August 1969, GBP 750, no.9642
Whitton & Laing, Exeter, Exeter, 13 August 1969
lot 202
Exhibition History
[?] Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 109 as 'Chateau de Glerolles near Vevey on the Lake of Geneva'
[?] The Exhibition of the Royal Academy, Royal Academy of Arts, 1809, no. 525 as 'View of the Chateau de Glerolles, on the Lake of Geneva'
97th Annual Exhibition of Water-Colours and Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1970, no. 25
98th Annual Exhibition of Water-Colours and Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1971, no. 188
100th Annual Exhibition of Watercolours and Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1973, no. 21

Comment

This is a version of a 1781 drawing, now lost (perhaps FT382), looking towards the Geneva end of the lake. It is identified with the 1805 and 1809 exhibits on the grounds of its title although perhaps it is an earlier version of the work or works exhibited then.

by Richard Stephens

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