Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Lake Como
Date
ca. 1781/08/27
Medium
Pencil (?), pen and brown ink, watercolour, scratching out
Dimensions
  • image height 155mm,
  • image length 209mm
Mount
mounted by the artist
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • “Light on the right hand”, dated 27 August 1781, and numbered “22”
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT314
Description Sources
Christie's records (image); Agnew's records

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 (BP52) and sold it in 1925 to Miss L. Arthur of Butter Hill, Dorking, for £10. It is thereafter untraced apart from a valuation undertaken by Christie’s in 1973.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Miss L. Arthur, Dorking, 1925, GBP 10
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP52
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP52
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816

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