Description
Creator
Marianne Pare after Francis Towne
Title(s)
  • Landscape
Date
No date
Medium
Pencil (?), pen and ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 140mm,
  • image width 248mm
Mount
on a contemporary mount
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “Marianne Pare / Decr. the 14th. 1801 – ”
Label
  • “Marianne Pare from / a Drawing by Francis Towne / 1801”
  • in Towne’s hand
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Versions
Landscape Composition, Untraced
Catalogue Number
FT858
Description Sources
Owner (image)

Provenance

Untraced until acquired by Dudley Snelgrove (dead by 1992), whose estate sold it at Sotheby’s on 19 November 1992, lot 340, to the owner in 2005.

Associated People & Organisations

Private Collection, 19 November 1992
Sotheby's, London, London, 19 November 1992, lot 340
Dudley Snelgrove ( - 1992)

Comment

The label in Towne’s hand has been cut down along the top edge (the “P” of “Pare” is truncated). It is likely that the inscription was originally longer and included the title of the drawing, as others do.

The view seems to be of an imaginary landscape in the style of Gaspar Dughet, of the same general type as FT794. Towne’s original (FT802) is known only through this copy.

The identity of Marianne Pare is unknown.

by Richard Stephens

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