Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Llyn Cwellyn
  • Llyngwellyn, Caernarvonshire
Date
No date
Medium
Pen and ink, watercolour, scratching out
Dimensions
  • image height 197mm,
  • image length 267mm
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “Llyn Gwellyn”, numbered “29”, and dated “10th July” (Barton Place catalogue) or “11th July” (Agnew’s card file)
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT093
Description Sources
Paul Oppé records; Agnew’s records; Christie’s records (image)

Provenance

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 (BP115). It is thereafter untraced although it was photographed by Christie’s, probably in the 1970s or 1980s.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP115
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP115
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
Exhibition History
[?] Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 32 as 'Llyngwellyn, Caernarvonshire'

Comment

Paul Oppé’s note reads: “115. cut down. 7¾ x 10½ [197 x 267 mm]. Lake & hills. Dirty grey & blue & yellow brown. fine outline. Erased outline on hills, now dirty.”1

by Richard Stephens

Footnotes

  1. 1 Paul Oppé records: notes, ca. 1915.

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