Description
Creator
Unidentified circle of Towne
Title(s)
  • Landscape with Bridge
  • Derbyshire
Date
No date
Medium
Pen and ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 191mm,
  • image width 254mm
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT869
Description Sources
Agnew’s records

Provenance

This drawing was on sale at Agnew’s at an unknown date (no.22598), when it was attributed to John White Abbott and given the title Derbyshire. It was offered for sale with the same attribution by Gildings Auctioneers of Market Harborough, and again identified as a view in Derbyshire, on 24 March 2015, lot 414.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Gilding's, Market Harborough, 24 March 2015, lot 414
Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, no.22598
attributed to John White Abbott and titled 'Derbyshire'

Comment

The subject is unknown, but the identification with Derbyshire may be due to nothing more profound than the presence of rocks in the right side of the picture. It is nothing like White Abbott’s style of drawing, but is clearly by a less capable pupil of Towne, who may have been copying one of his teacher’s drawings.

by Richard Stephens

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