Description
Creator
John White Abbott (1763 - 1851) after Francis Towne
Title(s)
  • Head of Lake Geneva
Date
No date
Medium
Pencil, pen and grey ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 202mm,
  • image width 265mm
Support
two sheets
Mount
mounted by the artist
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • “At the Head of the Lake of Geneva – Evening Light from the Right. F.T.J.W.A.”
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Versions
Head of Lake Geneva, Untraced
Catalogue Number
FT831
Description Sources
Examination; Museum records (image)

Provenance

Descended to Gertrude Agnes White Abbott (d.1937, née Prynne), wife of the artist’s grandson, who gave the drawing in 1923 to the present owner, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (E.3985-1923).

Associated People & Organisations

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1923, E.3985-1923
Gertrude Agnes White Abbott ( - 1937), 1923

Comment

The original drawing by Towne (FT373) is known only from this copy.

by Richard Stephens

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