Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Landscape Composition
Date
No date
Medium
Pen and grey ink, grey wash
Dimensions
  • image height 248mm,
  • image length 184mm
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower right
  • “F.Towne delt / 1780”
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Versions
Landscape Composition, Untraced
Catalogue Number
FT787
Description Sources
Colnaghi records; Witt Library (image)

Provenance

Untraced until in the collection of Viscount Radcliffe (1899–1977) prior to its sale at Christie’s on 27 April 1965, lot 191, to Colnaghi (D28447), possibly jointly with another purchaser. Colnaghi sold it on 5 August 1965 to Walter Augustus Brandt (1902–1978), whose descendants offered it for sale at Sotheby’s on 7 July 2011, lot 207.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Sotheby's, London, London, 7 July 2011, lot 207
Offered for sale by Walter Augustus Brandt's descendants
Walter Augustus Brandt (1902 - 1978), 5 August 1965
P&D Colnaghi & Co, London, London, 27 April 1965, D28447
Acquired by Colnaghi at Christie's on 27 April 1965, possibly jointly with another purchaser.
Christie's, London, London, 27 April 1965, lot 191
Viscount Radcliffe, April 1965

Comment

This is an imaginary composition in the style of Nicholas Poussin. Towne made another version of it dated 1793 (FT796).

by Richard Stephens

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