- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Conwy Castle
- Pencil (?), pen and ink, watercolour, (?) gum
- image height 267mm,
- image length 422mm
- sheet, recto, lower left
- sheet, verso
- “Conway Castle” and “1777”
- Object Type
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Agnew's records; Boase 1959 (image)
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. On 4 March 1942 Merivale’s great-grandson Major Anthony Hubert Gibbs (1874–1957) sold it for £15 to Agnew’s, where it was bought the same day by Thomas Sherrer Ross Boase (1898–1974) for £25. Boase very probably still owned it in 1959, but it is thereafter untraced.
- Associated People & Organisations
- Thomas Sherrer Ross Boase (1898 - 1974), 4 March 1942, GBP 25
- Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 4 March 1942, GBP 15
- Major Anthony Hubert Gibbs (1874 - 1957)
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- Exhibition History
- [?] Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 37 as 'Conway Castle, built by Edward I'
- 65th Annual Exhibition of Water Colour and Pencil Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1938, no. 157
- Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, p. 48
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