Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Tan y Bwlch
Date
1777/07/06
Medium
Pen and ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 279mm,
  • image length 216mm
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “Tan y bwlch July 6 1777 drawn on the spot No18”
Watermark
  • verso
  • “J Villedary”
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT084
Description Sources
Paul Oppé notes

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 (BP109a). Judith Merivale sold it to Squire Gallery in February 1935 for £6 6s., whereafter it is untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Squire Gallery, London, February 1935, GBP 6.6s
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP109a
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP109a
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816

Comment

Paul Oppé’s note reads: “109(a) Foreground [. . .] Tan y bwlch July 6 1777 spot No18 J Villedary 11 x 8½ [279 x 216 mm]. Tree outlined ink, some hatching in ink, coloured strong brown with patches. [. . .] crumble. Little pretty hill distance in blue. Free.”1

by Richard Stephens

Footnotes

  1. 1 Paul Oppé records: notes, ca. 1915.

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