Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Newton Cottage with Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Cragg
Date
1811/08/14
Medium
Pencil, pen and grey ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 172mm,
  • image width 254mm
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “No4 / Newton Cottage with Arthur’s Seat Salisbury Cragg / August 14th, 1811 / Francis Towne”
Part of
  • 1811 Sketchbook
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT722
Description Sources
Examination; Christie's records (image)

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. It descended to Merivale’s granddaughter Janet Louisa Gibbs (née Merivale, d.1909) within a sketchbook containing FT715 to FT732, and thereafter within her family, until it was offered for sale at Christie’s on 7 April 1992, lot 67, whereafter it is untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Christie's, London, London, 7 April 1992, lot 67
Janet Louisa Gibbs (née Merivale) (? - 1909)
Within a sketchbook containing FT715 to FT732.
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816

Comment

Newton Cottage has not been identified. Perhaps it could be read instead as “New Town” cottage?

by Richard Stephens

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