- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Pen and black ink with grey wash
- image height 195mm,
- image length 259mm
- cream laid paper
- mounted by the artist on cream laid card measuring 263 x 327mm
- sheet, recto, lower right
- "Francis Towne 1774"
- in black ink
- artist's mount, recto, lower left
- "F. Towne"
- just below the image, in pencil, probably in Towne's hand
- Object Type
- Monochrome wash
Acquired at an unknown date by Dr Christian David Ginsburg (1821–1914) of Oakthorpe, Palmers Green, London, whose executors sold it at Sotheby’s on 20 July 1915, lot 67. In 1922 it was given to the current owner, the Art Institue of Chicago (Acc.1922.1477), by William F. E. Gurley (whose stamp is recto, bottom left) in memory of his mother. According to David Solkin, “most of the drawings [from Gurley’s collection] appear to have been acquired at London sale-rooms or dealers just prior to the First World War” (Solkin 1978, p.411), in which case Gurley was presumably the purchaser at Sotheby’s.
- Associated People & Organisations
- Art Institute of Chicago
- Dr Christian David Ginsburg (1821 - 1914)
- William Frank Eugene Gurley (1854 - 1943)
- Sotheby's, London
- David H. Solkin, 'Some New Light on the Drawings by Richard Wilson', Master Drawings, No. 4: New York, 1978, p. 404
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