Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Landscape
Date
ca. 1790
Medium
Pencil, pen and brown ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 157mm,
  • image length 196mm
Support
paper with indistinct watermark
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT582
Description Sources
Examination (image)

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. It has descended in the family to the present owner.

Associated People & Organisations

Private Collection
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816

Comment

There is a faint pencil figure ploughing a field at the bottom of this drawing, and others by the wall on the left. This tightly drawn composition of an unknown location can probably be dated on grounds of style to the 1790s.

by Richard Stephens

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