Description
Creator
Unidentified circle of Towne
Title(s)
  • Landscape, after Francis Towne
Date
No date
Medium
Pen and ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image diameter 150mm
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Versions
Landscape Composition, Untraced
Catalogue Number
FT839
Description Sources
Christie's records (image)

Provenance

In the collection of Walter C. Hetherington of Gerrards Cross (dead by 1978) and sold at Christie’s on 14 February 1978, lot 110 (as by Francis Towne), to Leger Galleries. It was withdrawn from sale (as by Francis Towne) at Christie’s, 10 December 2008, lot 16.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Christie's, London, London, 10 December 2008, lot 16
Withdrawn from sale.
Leger Galleries, London, 14 February 1978
Christie's, London, London, 14 February 1978, lot 110
Walter C. Hetherington ( - 1978), Gerards Cross, Buckinghamshire

Comment

Although consistently sold as a Towne, this is one of two copies of FT792 (the other copy being FT845). It is clearly the work of an amateur hand, the scrappy pen work and especially the rough application of washes falling below Towne’s standards.

by Richard Stephens

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