Description
Creator
John White Abbott (1763 - 1851) after Francis Towne
Title(s)
  • Temple near Naples
Date
No date
Medium
Pencil, pen and grey ink, grey wash
Dimensions
  • image height 321mm,
  • image length 454mm
Mount
mounted by the artist
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • JWA F.T. Temple near Naples Evening light from the Right 13”
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Versions
Roman Ruins, Baia, Graves Art Gallery
Catalogue Number
FT815
Description Sources
Spink records

Provenance

Descended through the White Abbott family until 9 December 1981, when it was bought by Spink & Son from J. N. White Abbott. On 29 April 1982 Spink sold it for £1,100 to a UK art dealer, whereafter it is untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Spink & Son, London, London, 9 December 1981
Captain John White Abbott (20th Century)
Exhibition History
English Watercolour Drawings Annual Exhibition 1982, Spink, 1982, no. 8
Bibliography
Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, pp.156, 158

Comment

Despite the discrepancy in numbers (Towne’s drawing is numbered 12 and this copy is numbered 13), this could be a copy of the ancient ruins at Baia (FT239). It seems very unlikely to be a copy of Towne’s number 13 (FT240), since White Abbott made a copy of that which he called “The Island of Capria”. (FT817).

by Richard Stephens

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