Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Pantenbruck
Date
1781/09/03
Medium
Pencil, pen and grey ink, grey wash, scratching out
Dimensions
  • image height 465mm,
  • image length 285mm
Support
paper has stitch marks evident along its left edge, and a watermark “C&I HONIG”
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “Panten-Bruck Morning light from the right Hand / No.29 Septr 3d 1781 / Francis Towne”
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT371
Description Sources
Examination; Museum 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. Merivale’s granddaughters Maria Sophia Merivale (1853–1928) and Judith Ann Merivale (1860–1945) inherited the drawing in May 1915 (BP76). In 1930 Judith Merivale sold it to Norman Darnton Lupton (1875–1953) of Hyde Crook, Dorchester, Dorset, with five other drawings (FT320, FT375, FT436, FT544, FT597) for £27 10s. Agnes Lupton (1874–1950) and Norman Lupton bequeathed the drawing to the present owner, Leeds City Art Gallery (13.209/53).

Associated People & Organisations

Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, 1953, 13.209/53
Agnes Lupton (1874 - 1950), Dorchester, 1930, GBP 27 10s
Norman Darnton Lupton (1875 - 1953), Dorchester, 1930, GBP 27 10s
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP76
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP76
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
Exhibition History
[?] Annual Exhibition of Water-Colours & Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1934, no. 83
Watercolours and Drawings from the City Art Gallery, Leeds, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1960, no. 42
The Lupton Collection, Leeds City Art Gallery, 1972, no. 79
The Great Age of British Watercolours 1750-1880, Royal Academy of Arts, 1993, no. 274
Bibliography
Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds Art Calendar, No. 26: Leeds, 1954, p. 10
Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 131

Comment

From the direction of the light this appears to be a northwards view.

by Richard Stephens

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