Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Temple of Venus, Baia
Date
ca. 1783/06/22
Object Type
Unknown

Collection
Versions
Roman Ruins, Baia, Graves Art Gallery
Catalogue Number
FT394
Description Sources
Inscription on FT239
Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Hugh Downman, London, 22 June 1783

Comment

This drawing is known only from the inscription to Towne’s drawing of 19 March 1781 (FT239), which reads “June 22nd 1783 / A Copy of this Mr. Downman had in St. James No.79”. Towne shared John Downman’s London address when exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1788 (78 St James’s Street, presumably a misprint). The following year, and for the exhibitions of 1792–94, Towne’s address was “Mr Downman’s, 5 Leicester Fields”.

by Richard Stephens

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