Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Salisbury Craggs from the Dalkeith Road
Date
1811/08/16
Medium
Pencil, pen and grey ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 172mm,
  • image width 254mm
Inscription
  • sheet, recto
  • in the rainbow top right: “R / Y / G / B / P”
  • in pencil
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “8 / Salisbury Craggs / From the Dalkeith Road / Edinburgh August 16th 1811 / Francis Towne”
Part of
  • 1811 Sketchbook
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT726
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 sold at Christie’s on 9 November 1993, lot 29, for £3,500, whereafter it is untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Private Collection, 9 November 1993, GBP 3500
Christie's, London, London, 9 November 1993, lot 29
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

Comment

Salisbury Craggs and Arthur’s Seat are geological features in Holyrood Park in the east of Edinburgh. Towne’s view is from the road to Dalkeith, south-east of the city.

by Richard Stephens

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