Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
  • Landscape with Sheep
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Barton Place catalogue


Bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1744–1825), on whose death they passed to Towne’s residuary legatee John Herman Merivale (1779–1844) and his successsors. Merivale’s granddaughters Maria Sophia Merivale (1853–1928) and Judith Ann Merivale (1860–1945), both of Oxford, inherited the drawing in May 1915 (BP221). Perhaps it is the “Landscape with sheep in foreground. Pen, watercolour, signed on back” bought from the Squire Gallery by Colnaghi (A14541) on 10 June 1946, who sold it on 13 June 1947 to David, Viscount Eccles (1904–1999) for £30.

Associated People & Organisations

[?] Viscount David Eccles (1904 - 1999), 13 June 1947, GBP 30
[?] P&D Colnaghi & Co, London, 10 June 1946, no.A14541
[?] Squire Gallery, 10 June 1946
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP221, "Sheep"
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP221, "Sheep"
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816

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