Description
Creator
attributed to Francis Towne
Title(s)
  • Landscape Composition
Date
No date
Medium
Pen and ink, watercolour(?)
Dimensions
  • image height 213mm,
  • image width 175mm
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT867
Description Sources
Sotheby’s records; Witt Library (image)

Provenance

Untraced apart from its sale at Sotheby’s on 27 June 1968, lot 75, for £500 to Agnew’s (no.8525), where on 1 July 1968 it was bought by a collector.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Private Collection, 1 July 1968
Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 1 July 1968, GBP 500, no.8525
Sotheby's, London, London, 27 June 1968, lot 75

Comment

Based only on an old black and white photograph it is difficult to be categorical, but this seems more likely to be the work of a pupil rather than of Towne himself. The trees, especially their foliage, are strong, but the left foreground, path, and figure are less certainly drawn. Either way it is an imaginary landscape composition, in imitation of Gaspar Dughet and of the kind Towne drew for his pupils to copy.

by Richard Stephens

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