Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Much Wenlock, Shropshire, with the Ruins of the Priory Church
Date
ca. 1783
Medium
Pen and black ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 230mm,
  • image length 330mm
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower right
  • “Francis Towne delt 1783”
  • in pen, written in a formal manner
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “Much Wenlock, Shropshire, with the Ruins of the Priory Church and the Parish Church of Holy Trinity in the Distance”
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Versions
Wenlock Priory, Untraced
Catalogue Number
FT396
Description Sources
Sotheby's records (image)

Provenance

Untraced apart from its sale at Sotheby’s on 16 March 1978, lot 175, by R. M. H. Evans.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
R. M. H. Evans, 16 March 1978
Sotheby's, London, London, 16 March 1978, lot 175

Comment

This is a version of FT069, drawn on 21 June 1777. It is one of two Shropshire views that are dated 1783 and based on drawings of 1777.

by Richard Stephens

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