Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Coming down from Capodimonte
Date
ca. 1780
Medium
Pencil, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 315mm,
  • image length 475mm
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower left
  • “[. . .]Towne”
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Versions
Coming down from Capodimonte, British Museum
Catalogue Number
FT418
Description Sources
Museum records (image)

Provenance

Untraced until bequeathed by writer and poet Dorothy Una Ratcliffe (1891–1967) to the present owner, Cartwright Hall Museum, Bradford (140:1967.40).

Associated People & Organisations

Cartwright Hall Museum, Bradford, 1967, 140:1967.40
Dorothy Una Ratcliffe (1891 - 1967)

Comment

This is a version of FT234 dating from the mid-1780s on the grounds of its style. It may well have been a pair with FT420, which is the same size and was also owned by Dorothy Ratcliffe, who doubtless acquired them together.

by Richard Stephens

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