- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- In Kensington Gardens
- Pencil, watercolour heightened with gum
- image height 189mm,
- image length 281mm
- paper cut unevenly along the left edge
- sheet, verso
- “No44 / [indistinct writing] del June / Kenginsgon Gardens / [indistinct]4 New Bond Street”
- Object Type
The drawing was untraced until sold at Robinson and Fisher on 7 October 1926, lot 40, to Paul Oppé (1878–1957; no.1847), whose descendants sold it in 1996 with the rest of Oppé’s collection to the Tate Gallery (T08563), the present owner.
- Associated People & Organisations
- Tate, London, 1996, T08563
- Adolph Paul Oppé (1878 - 1957), London, 7 October 1926, no.1847
- Robinson & Fisher, 7 October 1926, lot 40
- Exhibition History
- 76th Annual Exhibition of Water-Colour Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1949, no. 33
- Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, pp. 103, 147
- Henri Lemaitre, Le Paysage Anglais a l'Aquarelle 1760-1951, Bordas: Paris, 1955, p. 167
- Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, p. 128
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