- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- In a Wood near Albano
- Pencil (?), pen and grey wash
- image height 320mm,
- image length 446mm
- paper with a vertical crease down its centre and mounted by the artist
- sheet, recto, lower right
- “F Towne delt / 1781”
- artist's mount, verso
- “Taken in a Wood near Albano 1781”
- Object Type
- Monochrome wash
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Examination; 1997 Tate Oppé catalogue (image)
Untraced until sold anonymously at Foster’s on 27 July 1910, lot 151 (a group with FT228, FT257, FT283, FT284, FT296, FT310, FT318, FT319, FT325, FT326, FT327, FT329, FT330, FT339, FT340, FT361, FT793, FT862), for 25s. to Paul Oppé (1878–1957; no.39). His descendants sold it in 1996 with the rest of Oppé’s collection to the present owner, the Tate Gallery, London (T08184).
- Associated People & Organisations
- Tate, London, 1996, T08184
- Adolph Paul Oppé (1878 - 1957), 27 July 1910, GBP 25s, no.39
- Foster's auctioneers (1883 - 1940), 27 July 1910, lot 151
Sold as a group with FT228, FT257, FT283, FT284, FT296, FT310, FT318, FT319, FT325, FT326, FT327, FT329, FT330, FT339, FT340, FT361, FT793 and a drawing by an unidentified pupil.
- Exhibition History
- 76th Annual Exhibition of Water-Colour Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1949, no. 30
- Three Exeter Artists of the Eighteenth Century: Francis Hayman RA, Francis Towne, John White Abbott, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1951, no. 40
- Early English Drawings and Watercolours from the Collection of Paul Oppe Esq., Graves Art Gallery, 1952, no. 62
- Exhibition of Works from The Paul Oppe Collection, Royal Academy, 1958, no. 94
- British Watercolours from the Oppé Collection, Tate Gallery, 1997, no. 34
- Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 146
- Henri Lemaitre, Le Paysage Anglais a l'Aquarelle 1760-1951, Bordas: Paris, 1955, pp. 153, 157
- Thomas Jones ed. Paul Oppé, 'Memoirs of Thomas Jones', The Walpole Society: London, 1951, p. 66
- 1 Jones 1951, p.66.
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