- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Hillsborough at Ilfracombe
- Pencil, pen and grey ink, watercolour
- image height 175mm,
- image width 432mm
- two sheets
- sheet, verso
- “Ellisborough at Ilfracombe September 7th. 1813”
- Part of
- 1813 Sketchbook
- Object Type
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Agnew'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 (1745–1844) 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 as part of a sketchbook containing FT752 to FT764, which they sold in 1927 to Walker’s Galleries for £60. On 5 November 1974 Colnaghi’s sold it for £400 to Agnew’s (no.3692), who sold it on 17 January 1975, whereafter it is untraced.
- Associated People & Organisations
- Private Collection, 5 November 1975
- Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 5 November 1974, GBP 400, no.3692
- P&D Colnaghi & Co, London, November 1974
- Walker's Galleries, London, 1927, GBP 60
Within a sketchbook containing FT752 to FT764.
- Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915
- Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- Exhibition History
- 24th Annual Exhibition of Early English Watercolours, Walker's Galleries, 1928, no. 82
- Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, p. 143
- 1 Donn 1965, pl.2a.
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