Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Sidmouth, Salcombe Cliffs
Date
1815
Medium
Pencil, pen and grey ink, watercolour
Part of
  • 1815 Sketchbook
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT785a
Description Sources
Agnew's records

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. Merivale’s granddaughters Maria Sophia Merivale (1853–1928) and Judith Ann Merivale (1860–1945), both of Oxford, inherited the drawing in May 1915 as part of a sketchbook containing FT765 to FT786, which they gave to their cousin Mary Ann Loveband (b.1865, alive in 1951), who sold the book to Agnew’s on 17 May 1938 for £60. On 25 February 1939 Agnew’s (no.2707) sold it to D. J. L. Perkins (b. ca. 1902), whereafter it was untraced until it was acquired by a private collector.

Associated People & Organisations

Private Collection
D. L. J. Perkins (ca. 1902 - ?), 25 February 1939
Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 17 May 1938, GBP 60, no.2707
Mary Ann Loveband (1865 - alive in 1951)
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915
Inherited as part of a sketchbook containing FT765 to FT786.
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915
Inherited as part of a sketchbook containing FT765 to FT786.
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
Bibliography
Etched on Devon's Memory, ed. [based on the research of] John Somers Cocks, Devon Library and Information Services: Exeter, 2003

Comment

Agnew’s listed this as the twenty-first image, “Sidmouth: Salcombe Cliffs (1815)” (no.2707).

by Richard Stephens

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