- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Chudleigh Rocks
- Pencil, pen and grey ink, watercolour
- image height 189mm,
- image length 219mm
- an oatmeal mount
- mounted by the artist
- sheet, recto, lower left
- “F.Towne. delt / 1787”
- in dark brown ink
- artist's mount, verso
- “Waterfall at Chudleigh Rock / Francis Towne / 1787”
- in brown ink and presumably, as this is given in the Barton Place catalogue, the number “10”, obscured by framer’s tape
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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 (BP206). Judith Merivale gave it to her niece, Patricia Rawlins, who bequeathed it to the current owner.
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