- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Rydal Water
- Rydal Water with the Grasmere Hills
- Pencil, pen and grey and brown inks, watercolour
- image height 232mm,
- image length 375mm
- right background mountain: “redish” in pencil
- Object Type
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 (BP162, Rydal Water). They sold it on 6 March 1922 to Agnew’s (no.10121) for £70 with FT092 for onward sale (on 22 February 1922 according to Agnew’s) to Victor Rienaecker (b.1887, alive in 1963) for £35. It is thereafter untraced until it was sold at Christie’s on 6 June 2002, lot 11, for £21,510 including fees to the current owner, Wordsworth’s Cottage.
- Associated People & Organisations
- Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, 6 June 2002, GBP 21510, WRD2613447
- Christie's, London, London, 6 June 2002, lot 11
- Victor Rienaecker (1887 - after 1963), 22 February 1922, GBP 35
- Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 1922, GBP 70, no.10121
Acquired with FT092
- Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP162
- Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP162
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
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