Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Luccombe Church
Date
1790
Medium
Pen and ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 380mm,
  • image length 540mm
Mount
mounted by the artist
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower left
  • “F.Towne / 1790”
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • signed and dated
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT555
Description Sources
Sotheby's records (image)

Provenance

Commissioned by Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, Bt (1752–1794), or Lady Acland and descended in his family until sold by Sir Richard Thomas Dyke Acland, Bt (1906–1990), at Sotheby’s on 21 November 1968, lot 31, for £1,600 to Leger Galleries. It was offered for sale at Phillips on 2 November 1987, lot 12, but is otherwise untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Phillips, London, 2 November 1987, lot 12
Leger Galleries, London, 21 November 1968
Sotheby's, London, London, 21 November 1968, GBP 1600, lot 31
Sir Richard Thomas Acland (1906 - 1990), 21 November 1968
Lady Henrietta Anne Acland (née Hoare) (1765 - 1841), Exwick, Exeter, 1790
Sir Thomas Dyke Acland (1752 - 1794), Exwick, Exeter, 1790
Exhibition History
English Occasions, Leger Galleries, 1969, no. 15
Bibliography
Paul Oppé, 'Francis Towne, Landscape Painter', The Walpole Society: London, 1920, p. 122

Comment

The preparatory sketch for this is unknown. According to a note from Sir Francis Acland to Paul Oppé, the subject is Luccombe’s Church of St Mary the Virgin, a few miles south of Holnicote.1

by Richard Stephens

Footnotes

  1. 1 Paul Oppé records.

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