- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Pencil (?), pen and ink, grey wash
- image height 216mm,
- image length 317mm
- “No.57 Duke de Braciana. Frescati / Francis Towne / 1781”
- partly visible through the recto
- Object Type
- Monochrome wash
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Paul Oppé notes; Examination (image)
Bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1744–1825), on whose death it reverted 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 (BP19). On 28 January 1937 Judith Merivale sold the drawing to Agnew’s (no.2289) for £30 with FT038, FT039, FT042, FT062, FT379, and FT438. On 24 June 1940 it was bought there for £10 by Professor John Malins (1915–1992; no.10176).
- Associated People & Organisations
- Private Collection
- Professor John Malins (1915 - 1992), 24 June 1940, GBP 10, no.10176
- Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 28 January 1937, GBP 30 , no.2289
With FT038, FT039, FT042, FT062, FT379 and FT438.
- Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP19
- Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP19
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- Exhibition History
- [?] 67th Annual Exhibition of Water-Colour and Pencil Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1940, no. 133 as 'Frascati (1781)'
- Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 150
- Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, p. 86
- 1 Paul Oppé records: notes, ca. 1915.
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