Description
Creator
E. Oliver after Francis Towne
Title(s)
  • Landscape with Hermit
Date
1798/11/29
Medium
Pen and ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 295mm,
  • image width 215mm
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower right
  • “Nov. 29 1798”
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “from a Drawings of F.Townes / E.Oliver / October 19. 1798.”
  • in pencil
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT874
Description Sources
Witt Library (image)

Provenance

Untraced until sold by Ethel Mary Leon Jones (d.1975) at Sotheby’s on 3 October 1964, lot 49, to Leger Galleries. The frame bears an old Leger Galleries label with the words “Ex Jeavons Collection”. The drawing was sold at Woolley and Wallis of Salisbury on 12 December 2012, lot 295.

Associated People & Organisations

Private Collection, 12 December 2012
Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, 12 December 2012, lot 295
Leger Galleries, London, 3 October 1964
Sotheby's, London, London, 3 October 1964, lot 49
Ethel Mary Leon Jones ( - 1975)
Exhibition History
Francis Towne and his Friends, John Spink at Colnaghi, 2005, no. 10

Comment

This drawing was sold as a Towne, and was exhibited as such by John Spink as recently as 2005, but it is clearly the work of a pupil. As the inscription confirms, it is a copy after an imaginary landscape by Towne (FT903).

by Richard Stephens

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