Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Lower Water, Ugbrooke Park
Date
1780
Medium
Pen and black ink, grey wash
Dimensions
  • image height 381mm,
  • image length 540mm
Mount
mounted by the artist
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower centre
  • “F.Towne delt. 1780”
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT149
Description Sources
Witt Library (image); 1997 Tate catalogue

Provenance

Commissioned by Hugh, 4th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh (1726–1783), and descended to the present owner.

Associated People & Organisations

Private Collection
[?] Hugh Clifford, 4th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh (1726 - 1783), Chudleigh, Devon, 1780
Exhibition History
[?] Three Exeter Artists of the Eighteenth Century: Francis Hayman RA, Francis Towne, John White Abbott, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1951, no. 68
Francis Towne, Tate Gallery; Leeds City Art Gallery, 24 June 1997 - 4 January 1998, no. 12
Bibliography
Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 140

Comment

This is the lowest of three lakes at Ugbrooke, known as Lower Water. The study for this drawing is not known.

by Richard Stephens

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