- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Monte Porzio Catone from the Park of the Villa Mondragone at Frascati
- Monte Porzio from the Villa Mondragone, Frascati
- Pencil, pen and black ink, watercolour
- image height 386mm,
- image length 498mm
- mounted by the artist, the mount watermarked with a fleur de lis design dated "1788"
- artist's mount, verso
- “No56 / Monta Porzia, from the park of the Villa Dragona at Frescati, / The Morning light coming over the Tivoli mountains, / Drawn & tinted on the Spot, by Francis Towne / 1781[in dark brown ink over scratching out]”
- Object Type
Bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1744–1825), who gave it in 1816 to the present owner, the British Museum (Nn.1.25).
- Associated People & Organisations
- British Museum, London, 1816, Nn.1.25
- 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. 150 as 'Monte Porzia, with the morning sun rising over the Sabine mountains, from the Villa Dragone at Frascati'
- Francis Towne, Tate Gallery; Leeds City Art Gallery, 24 June 1997 - 4 January 1998, no. 33
- Light, time, legacy: Francis Towne’s watercolours of Rome, British Museum, 2016
- 1 Wilcox 1997, p.86.
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