- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- A wooded landscape
- Pencil, pen and grey ink, grey wash
- image height 345mm,
- image length 243mm
- sheet, verso
- “No.2 / Indinowle / August the 26th. 1783 / Morning light from the left hand / From 12. till 1 o Clock / Francis Towne”
- Object Type
- Monochrome wash
Bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1745–1825), 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 (BP187) and sold it in July 1923 to the present owner, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (no.1092), for £30.
- Associated People & Organisations
- Fitzwilliam Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, July 1923, GBP 30, PDP, 1092
- Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP187
- Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP187
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 129
- 1 Email correspondence with Brian Pearce of the Exmoor National Parks Authority, December 2005.
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