- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Heriot’s Hospital, Edinburgh
- Pencil, pen and grey ink, watercolour
- image height 172mm,
- image width 255mm
- sheet, verso
- “6 / Heriot’s Hospital / Edinburgh August 16th / Francis Towne”
- Part of
- 1811 Sketchbook
- Object Type
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Examination; Christie's records (image)
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. It descended to Merivale’s granddaughter Janet Louisa Gibbs (née Merivale, d.1909) within a sketchbook containing FT715 to FT732, and thereafter within her family, until it was sold at Christie’s on 9 November 1993, lot 28, for £2,000, whereafter it is untraced.
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