- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Porlock Bay
- ca. 1785/10
- Pen and black ink, blue and grey washes
- image height 303mm,
- image length 241mm
- 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 (BP216) and in 1924 sold it for £12 12s. to Alic Halford Smith (1883–1958). Smith bequeathed it to the present owner, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (WA1959.12.2).
- Associated People & Organisations
- Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1958, WA1959.12.2
- Alic Halford Smith (1883 - 1958), 1924, GBP 12.12s
- Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP216
- Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP216
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- Exhibition History
- Eighteenth Century Master Drawings from the Ashmolean, Baltimore Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth; Cincinnati Art Museum; and Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 1979, no. 27
- David Blaney Brown, Ashmolean Museum Catalogue of Drawings Vol 4: Earlier English Drawings, Clarendon: Oxford, 1982, p. 160 (as by John White Abbott)
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