Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Landscape Composition
Date
No date
Medium
Pen and grey ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 206mm,
  • image width 286mm
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower left
  • “F.Towne delt”
Inscription
  • verso
  • signed and numbered “30”
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT794
Description Sources
Christie's records (image)

Provenance

Untraced until sold by the heirs of Walter C. Hetherington of Gerrards Cross (dead by 1978) at Christie’s on 14 February 1978, lot 109, to Leger Galleries, whereafter it is untraced. Probably this is BP263, Italian, numbered 30, sold in 1936 by Judith Merivale to Squire Gallery for £5 10s.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Leger Galleries, London, 14 February 1978
Christie's, London, London, 14 February 1978, lot 109
Walter C. Hetherington ( - 1978), Gerards Cross, Buckinghamshire, 14 February 1978
[?] Squire Gallery, London, 1936, GBP 5 10s
[?] Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP263
Exhibition History
Three Exeter Artists of the Eighteenth Century: Francis Hayman RA, Francis Towne, John White Abbott, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1951, no. 50
English Watercolours, Leger Galleries, 1978, no. 4

Comment

Miss Maingey drew a copy of this drawing in or around August 1790, to which Towne himself appears to have made additions (FT852).

by Richard Stephens

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