Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Fall of the Cayne, North Wales
Date
ca. 1777 - 1798
Medium
[?] Oil painting
Object Type
Oil painting

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT598
Description Sources
Exhibition catalogue
Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Exhibition History
The Exhibition of the Royal Academy, Royal Academy of Arts, 1798, no. 555 as 'Fall of the Cayne, North Wales'
Bibliography
Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, p. 43

Comment

Towne exhibited a view of the falls of the Cayne at the Royal Academy in 1798 and at the British Institution in 1815 (FT598, FT652). As Towne’s exhibits were based on his on-the-spot drawings, he must have made a sketch of the Cayne falls—no doubt when he visited the nearby falls of the Mawddwy in 1777 (see FT079). No preparatory study is known, but a 1795 waterfall (FT584) has been tentatively identified by its owner as the falls of the Cayne. Towne gave his address in the catalogue as “Exeter”.

by Richard Stephens

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