Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Cloutsham Farm
Date
1790
Medium
Pencil, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 394mm,
  • image length 546mm
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower right
  • “F.Towne / delt 1790”
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • signed and dated
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT556
Description Sources
Sotheby's records (image)

Provenance

Commissioned by Sir Thomas Dyke Acland (1752–1794) or Lady Acland, and descended in the family until sold by Sir Richard Thomas Dyke Acland, Bt (1906–1990), at Sothebys on 21 November 1968, lot 30, for £1,200 to Leger Galleries, whereafter it is untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Leger Galleries, 21 November 1968
Sotheby's, London, London, 21 December 1968, GBP 1200, lot 30
Sir Richard Thomas Acland (1906 - 1990), November 1968
[?] Lady Henrietta Anne Acland (née Hoare) (1765 - 1841), Exwick, Exeter, 1790
Sir Thomas Dyke Acland (1752 - 1794), Exwick, Exeter, 1790
Exhibition History
English Occasions, Leger Galleries, 1969, no. 16
Bibliography
Paul Oppé, 'Francis Towne, Landscape Painter', The Walpole Society: London, 1920, p. 122

Comment

No preparatory study for this watercolour is known. According to a note from Sir Francis Acland to Paul Oppé, the subject is Cloutsham Farm, near Luccombe.

by Richard Stephens

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