Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Frascati
Date
ca. 1781
Medium
Pencil (?), pen and grey ink, grey wash
Dimensions
  • image length 322mm,
  • [?] image width 322mm
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “Frascati”
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT285
Description Sources
Barton Place catalogue; Paul Oppé records

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. Merivale’s granddaughters Maria Sophia Merivale (1853–1928) and Judith Ann Merivale (1860–1945), both of Oxford, inherited the drawing in May 1915 (BP22a). Judith Merivale sold it in January 1936 to Squire Gallery for £4 10s., whereafter it is untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Squire Gallery, London, January 1936, GBP 4.10s
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP22a
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP22a
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816

Comment

This drawing is described by Paul Oppé, with another Frascati view, FT289, as “small monochrome”.1

by Richard Stephens

Footnotes

  1. 1 Paul Oppé records: notes, ca. 1915.

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