Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Pentland Hills, Edinburgh
Date
1811/08/15
Medium
Pencil, pen and brown ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 172mm,
  • image width 254mm
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “10 / Pentland Hills / Edinburgh August 15th.1811 / Francis Towne”
Part of
  • 1811 Sketchbook
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT728
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 12 November 1991, lot 13, but did not sell. It was sold at Christie’s on 12 July 1994, lot 47, for £2,000.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Private Collection, 12 July 1994, GBP 2000
Christie's, London, London, 12 July 1994, lot 47
Christie's, London, London, 12 November 1991, lot 13
Unsold.
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
Bibliography
Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, p. 141

Comment

The Pentland Hills are south-east of Edinburgh.

by Richard Stephens

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