- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Exmouth Beach
- Cliffs and Sea near Exmouth
- ca. 1790 - 1800
- Pen and ink, watercolour
- image height 231mm,
- image length 372mm
- two sheets of paper
- sheet, recto, lower left
- Object Type
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Museum records (image)
Untraced until exhibited in 1956 at the Leger Galleries, where it was bought in 1961 (no.768576) by the present owner, Bolton Art Gallery (1961.5). Possibly this is the “Exmouth” sold by the Fine Art Society on 2 February 1946 to P. B. H.[? or A.] Lod for £63. As the rump of Judith Merivale’s collection was sold off posthumously in 1945/46, that may well be where this drawing came from.
- Associated People & Organisations
- Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, Bolton, 1961.5
- Leger Galleries, London, 1961, no.768576
- [?] Lod, P B H/A, 2 February 1946, GBP 63
- [?] The Fine Art Society, London, London, 2 February 1946
- [?] Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), 1946
- Exhibition History
- [?] Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 9 as 'Cliffs and Sea near Exmouth'
- [?] Autumn Exhibition of Early English Water-Colours and Drawings (2nd ed), Fine Art Society, 1946, no. 124 as 'Exmouth'
- unidentified exhibition, Durham Museums, 1984
- Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 27
- 1 Listener, 27 December 1956.
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