- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Pencil, pen and grey ink, watercolour
- image height 172mm,
- image width 510mm
- two sheets
- sheet, verso
- “No3. / Durham / August 9th. 1811 / Francis Towne”
- Part of
- 1811 Sketchbook
- Object Type
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Examination; Christie's records (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. It descended to Merivale’s granddaughter Janet Louisa Gibbs (née Merivale, d.1909) within a sketchbook containing FT715 to FT732, and thereafter within her family, until it was sold at Christie’s on 12 November 1991, lot 9, to Leger Galleries for £6,000; Leger sold it to Spink the same day. It was sold at Christie’s on 3 June 2004, lot 56, for £10,755, whereafter it is untraced.
- Associated People & Organisations
- Private Collection, 3 June 2004, GBP 10755
- Christie's, London, London, 3 June 2004, lot 56
- Spink & Son, London, London, 12 November 1991
- Leger Galleries, London, 12 November 1991, GBP 6000
- Christie's, London, London, 12 November 1991, lot 9
- Janet Louisa Gibbs (née Merivale) (? - 1909)
Within a sketchbook containing FT715 to FT732.
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- Exhibition History
- British Landscape Painting, Leger Galleries, 1992, no. 28
- Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, p. 141
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