- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Landscape, perhaps of Ugbrooke
- ca. 1770 - 1777
- Pencil, pen and grey ink, grey wash
- image height 273mm,
- image length 425mm
- sheet, verso
- "Ugbrooke" (?) and numbered either "42" or "59"
- Object Type
- Monochrome wash
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Notebooks and papers of Paul Oppé (1878-1957), private collection
Barton Place catalogue, archives of Thomas Agnew & Sons
Information at Christie's, London
This drawing was sold at Christie’s on 30 March 1993, lot 48, as an unidentified drawing with a Merivale provenance, whereafter it is untraced. If the Merivale provenance is correct, then the drawing is likely to be BP 174 or 175, because no other drawings from the early to mid-1770s exist in the Barton Place catalogue that are not already accounted for or are not discounted by their descriptions in Paul Oppé’s notes (see below). BP174 and 175 were bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1744–1825), on whose death they reverted 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 drawings in May 1915, and Judith Merivale sold them both on 28 January 1937 to Agnew’s for £30 with FT042, FT062, FT287, FT379, and FT438. BP174 was bought by Mrs Christopher Harris on 1 July 1937 (Agnew’s no.2285) for £10 10s, and BP175 by Lady Mary Dormer (d.1973) on 4 March 1941 (Agnew’s no.2287), also for £10 10s. See also the Comment at FT036.
- Associated People & Organisations
- Christie's, London, London, 30 March 1993, lot 48
listed as an unidentified drawing with a Merivale provenance
- [?] Lady Mary Alice Clare Dormer (1888 - 1973), 4 March 1941, GBP 10.10s, BP175
- [?] Mrs Christopher Harris, London, 1 July 1937, GBP 10.10s, BP174
- Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 28 January 1937, GBP 30, no.2285 or no.2287
Acquired with FT042, FT062, FT287, FT379, FT438
- [?] Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP 174 or 175
- [?] Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP 174 or 175
- [?] John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- [?] James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- 1 Paul Oppé records: notes, ca. 1915.
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