- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Oakhampton Castle
- Pencil, pen and ink, watercolour
- image height 237mm,
- image length 346mm
- paper has a crease mark down the centre
- mounted by the artist
- sheet, recto, lower left
- “Francis Towne delt. 1794”
- artist's mount, verso
- “Okehampton Castle in the County of Devon / drawn by Francis Towne 1794.”
- Object Type
Bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1744–1825), on whose death it reverted to Towne’s residuary legatee John Herman Merivale (1779–1844) and his successors. Merivale’s granddaughter Emily Harriet Buckingham (b.1853) inherited it in May 1915, and in 1928 it was given by three of her sisters Henrietta Maria Turner (b.1861), Frances Ann Laura Solly (b.1858), and Mary Ann Loveband (b.1865) to its present owner, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter (104/1928).
- Associated People & Organisations
- Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter, 1928, 104/1928
- Mary Ann Loveband (1865 - alive in 1951), 1927
- Frances Ann Laura Solly (1858 - alive in 1932), 1927
- Henrietta Maria Turner, 1927
- Emily Harriet Buckingham (1853 - 1923), May 1915
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- Exhibition History
- Loan Exhibition: English Watercolours and Drawings from Local Collections, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1949, no. 12
- Three Exeter Artists of the Eighteenth Century: Francis Hayman RA, Francis Towne, John White Abbott, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1951, no. 79
- Paintings and Drawings by Francis Towne and John White Abbott in the collection of Exeter Museums and Art Gallery, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1971, no. 8
- Francis Towne & John White Abbott: Paintings and Watercolours from the Exeter Museums and Art Gallery, Marble Hill House, 1973, no. 8
- Jane C. Baker, Catalogue of Oil Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings and Sculpture, Exeter Museums: Exeter, 1978, p. 118
- Paul Oppé, 'Francis Towne, Landscape Painter', The Walpole Society: London, 1920, pp. 122-123
- 1 Oppé 1920, p.122.
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