- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Lake Como
- ca. 1781/08/27
- Pencil (?), pen and brown ink, watercolour, scratching out
- image height 155mm,
- image length 209mm
- mounted by the artist
- artist's mount, verso
- “Light on the right hand”, dated 27 August 1781, and numbered “22”
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- Description Sources
- Christie's records (image); Agnew's records
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.
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