- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Sources of the Rhine
- The Source of the Rhine
- ca. 1781
- from the same series as drawings on paper of ca. 280 x 465 mm watermarked “C&I HONIG”
- sheet, verso
- “Sources of the Rhine” and “afternoon”, dated 29 August 1781, and numbered “16”
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Barton Place catalogue
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 (BP61, Sources of the Rhine afternoon Aug 29 No.16). In February 1934 Judith Merivale sold it for £8 to Agnew’s (no.11568), where on 2 February it was sold to Ruth Frances Darwin (1882/1883–1972, from 1948 Mrs William Rees-Thomas) for £12 12s., whereafter it is untraced.
- Associated People & Organisations
- Mrs William Rees-Thomas, 1948
- Ruth Frances Darwin (1882/83 - 1972), 2 February 1934, GBP 12.12s
- Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, February 1934, GBP 8, no.11568
- Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP61
- Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP61
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- 1 Paul Oppé records: notes, ca. 1915.
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