Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Landscape Composition
Date
No date
Medium
Unknown
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • numbered “40”
Object Type
Unknown

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT795
Description Sources
Paul Oppé records

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. Merivale’s granddaughter Emily Harriet Buckingham (b.1853) inherited the drawing in 1915, whereafter it is untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Emily Harriet Buckingham (1853 - 1923), 1915
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816

Comment

Paul Oppé viewed this drawing on 16 July 1915 and described it thus: “A composition No.40, unsigned, loose style (poor paper), Roman villa trees & field.”1

by Richard Stephens

Footnotes

  1. 1 Paul Oppé records: notes, ca. 1915.

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