Description
Creator
John White Abbott (1763 - 1851) after Francis Towne
Title(s)
  • Mendrisio
Date
No date
Medium
Pencil, pen and grey ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 260mm,
  • image width 412mm
Mount
mounted by the artist
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • “Mendris near Como – Morning Light from the Right. F.T.J.W.A.”
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Versions
A View of Mendrisio, National Gallery of Canada
Catalogue Number
FT826
Description Sources
Examination; Museum records (image)

Provenance

Descended from the artist to Gertrude Agnes White Abbott (d.1937, née Prynne), wife of the artist’s grandson, who gave it in 1923 to the present owner, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (E.3986-1923).

Associated People & Organisations

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1923, E.3986-1923
Gertrude Agnes White Abbott ( - 1937), 1923
Bibliography
Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, p. 158

Comment

This is a copy of FT343, a monochrome work. Unusually, given his fidelity as a copyist, White Abbott has added colour to his version.

by Richard Stephens

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