- No date
- Pencil, pen and black and brown inks
- image height 136mm,
- image length 210mm
- mounted by the artist on paper watermarked "DCB+D&C BLAUW", made by Dirk & Cornelius Blauw of De Herder Mill, Zaandijk, Holland.
- sheet, recto, lower left
- “F Towne delt. / 1780”
- in black ink
- artist's mount, verso
- “By Francis Towne / 1780 / my Godfather / F.A.”
- inscribed by Francis Abbott
- Object Type
- Outline only
This was owned by Towne’s godson Francis Abbott (b.1801), the second surviving son of his pupil John White Abbott. It was sold at Sotheby’s on 17 October 1956, lot 50, to Colnaghi (no.A21737), who sold it on 25 October 1956 for £22 to Paul Oppé (1878–1957; no.2487), whose descendants sold it with most of the rest of Oppé’s collection in 1996 to the current owner, the Tate Gallery (T08567).
- Associated People & Organisations
- Tate, London, 1996, T08567
- Adolph Paul Oppé (1878 - 1957), London, 25 October 1956, GBP 22, no.2487
- P&D Colnaghi & Co, London, London, 17 October 1956, no.A21737
- Sotheby's, London, London, 17 October 1956, lot 50
- [?] Francis White Abbott (1801)
- [?] John White Abbott (1763 - 1851), Exeter
- Peter Bower, 'Drawing Paper in the 18th and 19th centuries: Papers from the Opp_ Collection, part 2', The Quarterly Journal of the British Association of Paper Historians: [?] London, 1998, p. 19
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