- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Mynydd Mawr
- Mynydd Mawr, ditto [i.e. Caernarvonshire]
- Pen and ink, watercolour
- image height 273mm,
- image length 432mm
- “Mynydd Maur” and “1777”
- Object Type
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 great-grandson Major Anthony Hubert Gibbs (1874–1957) inherited the drawing and on 24 February 1938 sold it to Agnew’s (no.2641) for £25, where it was bought by Brodie of Brodie Castle for £39 18s. (on 23 February according to Agnew’s). It was in the possession of Violet Brodie in 1951 and since 1980 has been the property of the National Trust for Scotland at Brodie Castle.
- Associated People & Organisations
- National Trust for Scotland, 1980
- Violet Brodie, 1951
- Brodie Castle, National Trust Scotland, 23 February 1938, GBP 39 18s
- Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 24 February 1938, GBP 25, no.2641
- Major Anthony Hubert Gibbs (1874 - 1957), 24 February 1938
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- Exhibition History
- [?] Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 33 as 'Mynydd Mawr, ditto [ie Caernarvonshire]'
- 65th Annual Exhibition of Water Colour and Pencil Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1938, no. 145
- Three Exeter Artists of the Eighteenth Century: Francis Hayman RA, Francis Towne, John White Abbott, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1951, no. 33
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