Description
Creator
M. Ann Johnson after Francis Towne
Title(s)
  • Classical Landscape
Date
1793
Medium
Watercolour
Support
paper watermarked “[P]ORTAL”
Mount
laid on a contemporary mount (now cut down)
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • “M.Ann Johnson / delt. 1793 / from a drawing / of / F. Towne’s”
  • in brown ink in Towne’s hand
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT900
Description Sources
Examination

Provenance

Untraced until sold by Lacy Scott & Knight of Bury St Edmunds, 11 June 2011, lot 396.

Associated People & Organisations

Private Collection, 11 June 2011, GBP 141.60
Lacy Scott & Knight, Bury St Edmunds, 11 June 2011, lot 396

Comment

This is a copy after a lost drawing by Towne (FT904). It looks like it was copied from a studio work, as the detailing in the figures, and on the tower behind them, is more deliberate and detailed than in Towne’s sketches. The way the tree trunks are clustered is reminiscent of the Villa Barberini (FT223).

 

by Richard Stephens

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