- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- ca. 1773 - 1780
- Pencil, pen and ink, wash
- image height 229mm,
- image length 330mm
- "Powderham" and numbered "89"
- Object Type
- Monochrome wash
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Notebooks and papers of Paul Oppé (1878-1957), private collection
Archives of Thomas Agnew & Sons
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 granddaughters Maria Sophia Merivale (1853–1928) and Judith Ann Merivale (1860–1945), both of Oxford, inherited the drawings in May 1915 (BP171). The drawing was retained until at least October 1939, whereafter it is untraced, although Judith Merivale attempted unsuccessfully to sell it—probably through Squire Gallery—as she marked the Barton Place catalogue “returned Oct 39”.
- Associated People & Organisations
- James White (1744 - 1825)
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844)
- Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945)
- Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928)
- Squire Gallery
- 1 Paul Oppé records: notes, ca. 1915.
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