- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Pont Aberglasllyn
- Pencil, pen and grey ink, grey and blue wash
- image height 278mm,
- image length 431mm
- sheet, verso
- “1777 / July 9th No21 Pont Aberglasllyn. drawn on the spot by Francis Towne”
- Object Type
- Monochrome wash
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), both of Oxford, inherited the drawing in May 1915 (BP110). On 24 May 1921 they sold it to Agnew’s (no.9951) for £15 for onward sale (for £350 with FT072, FT074, FT108, FT111, FT237, FT260, FT366, FT469, FT504) the same day to the present owner, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
- Associated People & Organisations
- Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, 24 May 1921, GBP 350, 1921P97
- Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 24 May 1921, GBP 15, no.9951
- Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP110
- Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP110
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 135
- Henry Penruddocke Wyndham, A Tour Through Monmouthshire and Wales Made in the Months of June and July 1774 and in the months of June, July and August 1777: Salisbury, 1781, pp. 125-126
- Paul Oppé, 'Francis Towne, Landscape Painter', The Walpole Society: London, 1920, p. 107
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