Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • In Peamore Park
Date
1778
Medium
Pen and grey ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 279mm,
  • image length 419mm
Mount
mounted by the artist
Inscription
  • recto, lower left
  • "F.Towne delt / 1778."
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • "In Peamore Park"
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT144
Description Sources
Notebooks and papers of Paul Oppé (1878-1957), private collection

Information at Christie's, London

Provenance

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. Merivale’s granddaughters Maria Sophia Merivale (1853–1928) and Judith Ann Merivale (1860–1945), both of Oxford, inherited the drawing in May 1915 (BP178). Judith Merivale sold it to Catherine Lambert in October 1932 for £25. It is thereafter untraced, although it was photographed by Christie’s at an unknown date.

Associated People & Organisations

Catherine Lambert (active 1932)
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844)
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945)
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928)
Untraced
James White (1744 - 1825)
Exhibition History
[?] Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 10 as 'A Study of a tree blown down in Peakmore Park'
Catalogue of a collection of pictures, drawings, furniture and works of art of the Empire and Regency period : select examples of Romano-British art, Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1929, no. 12
Bibliography
Henri Lemaitre, Le Paysage Anglais a l'Aquarelle 1760-1951, Bordas: Paris, 1955, p. 148
Paul Oppé, 'Francis Towne, Landscape Painter', The Walpole Society: London, 1920, p. 104-105

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