- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Le Chapeau and the Aiguille du Bochard
- La Chapérieux
- ca. 1781/09/16
- Pencil, pen and brown ink, watercolour, scratching out
- image height 156mm,
- image length 209mm
- the paper with bookbinding holes along its top edge
- sheet, verso
- “La Chaperieux & L’aigle Le bouchard / No.51 / Francis Towne / Septr. 16, 1781”
- the words “La Chaperieux &” in ink over pencil, “L’aigle” in pencil only, the rest in ink only
- Object Type
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 (BP86). On 24 September 1935 (January 1936 according to the Barton Place catalogue) Judith Merivale sold it for £4 to Agnew’s (no.1792), where it was purchased on 23 October 1935 for £6 by Paul Oppé (1878–1957; no.2110), whose descendants sold it in 1996 with the rest of Oppé’s collection to the present owner, the Tate Gallery (T08573).
- Associated People & Organisations
- Tate, London, 1996, T08573
- Adolph Paul Oppé (1878 - 1957), London, 23 October 1935, GBP 6, no.1792
- Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 24 September 1935, GBP 4, no. 1792
- Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP86
- Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP86
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- Exhibition History
- 76th Annual Exhibition of Water-Colour Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1949, no. 16
- Exhibition of Works from The Paul Oppe Collection, Royal Academy, 1958, no. 87
- Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 145
- Peter Bower, 'Drawing Paper in the 18th and 19th centuries: Papers from the Opp_ Collection, part 2', The Quarterly Journal of the British Association of Paper Historians: [?] London, 1998, p. 19
- 1 Bower 1998, p.19.
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