Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Lake Maggiore
  • Lake of Maggiore
  • Lake of Maggiore s.d.1784
Date
1784
Medium
Unknown
Inscription
  • sheet, recto
  • signed and dated “1784”
Object Type
Unknown

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT413
Description Sources
Fine Art Society records

Provenance

This drawing was on sale at the Fine Art Society in 1937 and 1938, where it was sold on 20 July 1938 to A. Holman (1895–1974) for £60. The Agnew’s card-index file states that the drawing had a Merivale provenance.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Sir Adrian Holman (1895 - 1974), 20 July 1938, GBP 60
The Fine Art Society, London, London, 1937
Exhibition History
Exhibition of Early English Water-Colour Drawings, Fine Art Society, 1937, no. 80 as 'Lake of Maggiore'
Exhibition of Early English Water-Colour Drawings, Fine Art Society, 1937, no. 70 as 'Lake of Maggiore s.d.1784'
Exhibition of Early English Watercolours, Fine Art Society, 1938, no. 79
Summer Exhibition of Early English Watercolours, Fine Art Society, 1938, no. 105

Comment

The only known commission Towne earned for a Lake Maggiore view was a 10-guinea view of Lake Maggiore from Lavano for Miss Baring (FT350). This drawing may be the result, although if the Merivale provenance is correct, that seems unlikely.

by Richard Stephens

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