Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • In the Road to Radnor
Date
1810
Medium
Pen and ink, (?) watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 171mm,
  • image width 254mm
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “In the Road to Radnor”
Part of
  • 1810 Sketchbook
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT697
Description Sources
Agnew's records (image)

Provenance

Bequeathed by Francis Towne 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 within a sketchbook containing FT689 to FT714. It is untraced thereafter apart from being on sale at Agnew’s in 1987.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 1987
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915
The drawing was inherited within a sketchbook containing FT689 to FT714.
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915
The drawing was inherited within a sketchbook containing FT689 to FT714.
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816

Comment

This drawing is known only from a photograph in Agnew’s records. It is associated with the 1810 sketchbook on the grounds of its size, subject, and style; Oppé’s description of the sketchbook in ca. 1915 mentioned a Radnor subject.

by Richard Stephens

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