Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Near Dunsford Bridge
Date
ca. 1791
Medium
Unknown
Dimensions
  • image height 298mm,
  • image length 330mm
Inscription
  • sheet, recto
  • signed and dated “1791”
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • “Near Dunsford Bridge” and “London Leicester Square June 20th 1791”
Object Type
Unknown

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT570
Description Sources
Agnew’s records; Sotheby’s records; Leger records (image)

Provenance

The drawing was sold at Sotheby’s on 8 February 1956, lot 30, for £195 to Leger Galleries, and again at Sotheby’s on 5 June 2008, lot 182. It was possibly on sale at Agnew’s ca. 1939–1940.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Sotheby's, London, London, 5 June 2008, lot 182
Leger Galleries, London, 8 February 1956, GBP 195
Sotheby's, London, London, 8 February 1956, lot 30
[?] Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1939
Exhibition History
[?] 66th Annual Exhibition of Water Colour and Pencil Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1939, no. 139
[?] 67th Annual Exhibition of Water-Colour and Pencil Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1940, no. 129

Comment

The inscription on the mount indicates that this drawing was mounted at Towne’s London home in 1791, along with several sketches from the 1786 Lake District tour (such as FT466, FT479, FT484, FT485).

by Richard Stephens

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