Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Edinburgh Castle & Heriot’s Hospital
Date
1811/08/14
Medium
Pencil, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 172mm,
  • image length 253mm
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “No3 / Edinburgh Castle / & Heriots Hospital / August 14th 1811 / Francis Towne / Heriot’s Hospital”
Part of
  • 1811 Sketchbook
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT721
Description Sources
Examination; Christie's records (image)

Provenance

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 offered for sale at Christie’s on 7th April 1992, lot 68, but did not sell. It was sold at Christie’s on 12th July 1994, lot 46, for £2,300.

Associated People & Organisations

Private Collection, 12 July 1994, GBP 2300
Christie's, London, London, 12 July 1994, lot 46
Christie's, London, London, 7 April 1992, lot 68
Unsold.
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

Comment

Towne drew Heriot’s Hospital again two days later (FT724).

by Richard Stephens

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