Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Landscape, Perhaps at Aberddwlas
  • Aberddwla in North Wales
Date
1777/06/23
Medium
Pencil (?), pen and ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 216mm,
  • image length 279mm
Inscription
  • sheet, recto
  • “No10 F.Towne delt June 23 1777”
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT075
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 granddaughters Maria Sophia Merivale (1853–1928) and Judith Ann Merivale (1860–1945), both of Oxford, inherited the drawing in May 1915 (BP104b), whereafter it is untraced (although the absence from the Barton Place catalogue of a note indicating its sale or gift by Judith Merivale may mean that it remained in her possession until death).

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP104b
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP104b
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
Exhibition History
[?] Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 24 as 'Aberddwla in North Wales'

Comment

Paul Oppé’s note of this drawing reads: “104b – Framed. No10 F.Towne delt June 23 1777 8½ x 11 [216 x 279 mm]. Very lake like pretty. faint outline v good comps of green, blues brown. Scarcely any grey. Blue bright. Outline in cloud but not followed. yellow in sky[?].”1 See also the Comment at FT073.

by Richard Stephens

Footnotes

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

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