Description
Creator
John White Abbott (1763 - 1851) after Francis Towne
Title(s)
  • L’Aiguille
Date
No date
Medium
Pen and grey ink, grey and blue washes
Dimensions
  • image height 220mm,
  • image width 150mm
Mount
mounted by the artist
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • “L’Aiguille. Light R. F.T.JWA”
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Versions
L'Aiguille, Untraced
Catalogue Number
FT834
Description Sources
Examination; Sotheby’s records (image)

Provenance

Descended through the White Abbott family until offered for sale at Sotheby’s on 21 March 2001, lot 175 (with FT827), and again at Sotheby’s on 21 March 2002, lot 158 (with FT827), where it was bought by Martyn Gregory.

Associated People & Organisations

Private Collection
Martyn Gregory, London, 21 March 2002
Sotheby's, London, London, 21 March 2002
lot 158
Sotheby's, London, London, 21 March 2001
lot 175
Exhibition History
Three Exeter Artists of the Eighteenth Century: Francis Hayman RA, Francis Towne, John White Abbott, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1951, no. 137

Comment

This is a version of an unidentified Francis Towne drawing (FT337), known only from this copy.

by Richard Stephens

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