Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Montgomery
Date
1777/07/20
Medium
Pen and ink, sepia wash
Dimensions
  • image height 298mm,
  • image length 483mm
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “Montgomery”, numbered “No.44”, and dated “20th July 1777”
Watermark
  • verso
  • paper watermarked with the letters “LVG” under a shield and a fleur-de-lis
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT107
Description Sources
Paul Oppé records; Agnew’s records

Provenance

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 granddaughters Maria Sophia Merivale (1853–1928) and Judith Ann Merivale (1860–1945), both of Oxford, inherited the drawing in May 1915 (BP125). Judith Merivale sold it for £6 6s. to Squire Gallery in November 1934, whereafter it is untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Squire Gallery, London, November 1934, GBP 6 6s
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP125
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP125
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816

Comment

Montgomery is about five miles south of Welshpool.

Paul Oppé’s note reads: “125. Montgomery. LVG under shield under fleur de lys. 11¾ x 19 [298 x 483 mm]. Pretty and loose monochrome. Loose sepia, clouds [. . .]”1

by Richard Stephens

Footnotes

  1. 1 Paul Oppé records: notes, ca. 1915.

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