Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • In Kensington Gardens
Date
1797
Medium
Pencil, watercolour heightened with gum
Dimensions
  • image height 189mm,
  • image length 281mm
Support
paper cut unevenly along the left edge
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “No44 / [indistinct writing] del June / Kenginsgon Gardens / [indistinct]4 New Bond Street”
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT591
Description Sources
Examination; Museum records (image)

Provenance

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
Bibliography
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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