- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Low Wood near Ambleside
- Low Wood near Ambleside the head of the Lake of Windermere
- Pencil, pen and brown ink, watercolour
- image height 156mm,
- image length 477mm
- two sheets
- mounted by the artist[?]
- sheet, recto, lower left
- “F.Towne. / delt. 1786 No.26”
- sheet, verso
- “No.26 / Low Wood near Ambleside the head of the Lake of Windermere. / Drawn by / Francis Towne August 16. 1786 / Light from the right hand.”
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- Description Sources
- Museum records (image)
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 granddaughter Frances Solly (b.1858) inherited the drawing (doubtless from her sister Emily Buckingham, who died in 1923). In 1948 it was on sale at Walker’s Galleries, although it was also sold that year by Spink to the current owner, Bolton Museum and Art Gallery (BOLMG:1963.P.1), for £150.
- Associated People & Organisations
- Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, 1948, GBP 150, BOLMG:1963.P.1
- Spink & Son, London, London, 1948
- Walker's Galleries, London, 1948
- Frances Ann Laura Solly (1858 - alive in 1932), 1923
- Emily Harriet Buckingham (1853 - 1923), 1915
- 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. 80 as 'Low-Wood near Ambleside'
- unidentified exhibition, Walker's Galleries, 1948, no. 127 as 'Low Wood near Ambleside the head of the Lake of Windermere. August 16, 1786 Light from the right hand. No.26'
- 1 The Times, 3 May 1786.
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