Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Landscape Composition
Date
No date
Medium
Pencil, pen and black ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 156mm,
  • image width 156mm
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower right
  • “F.Towne / delt”
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT792
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 descended through the Merivale family until 2008, when it was sold to a dealer.

Associated People & Organisations

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

Comment

This is an imaginary landscape composition known in two copies by pupils (FT839, FT845), one of which was drawn in or around August 1790. Most of the colour is brown wash, with dashes of other colours.

by Richard Stephens

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