Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Mynydd Mawr
  • A view of Mynwydd-Mawr fall, North Wales
  • A View of Llyn Gwellyn, Caernarvonshire
Date
ca. 1777
Medium
Oil
Dimensions
  • image height 622mm,
  • image length 895mm
Inscription
  • canvas, recto
  • signed and dated “1818”
  • according to Christie's
Object Type
Oil painting

Collection
Versions
Mynydd Mawr, National Trust for Scotland
Catalogue Number
FT590
Description Sources
Christie's records; Witt Library (image)

Provenance

Untraced apart from its appearance for sale at Christie’s on 27 June 1980, lot 96, A View of Llyn Gwellyn, Caernarvonshire.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Christie's, London, London, 27 June 1980, lot 96
Exhibition History
[?] The Exhibition of the Royal Academy, Royal Academy of Arts, 1797, no. 615 as 'A view of Mynwydd-Mawr fall, North Wales'
Bibliography
Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, p. 43

Comment

This is a version of a drawing of Mynydd Mawr dated 1777 (FT091). Mynydd Mawr is a mountain on the edge of the lake, Llyn Cwellyn, on the west side of Snowdon. 

Clearly the inscribed date is not 1818. It is suggested here as the 1797 exhibit on the grounds of its subject and style, which is close to a Tivoli oil painting dated 1800 (FT617).

by Richard Stephens

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