- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- The Barle River
- No date
- Pen and ink, blue, grey, and violet washes
- “North Moor, Brewer Castle, dark Woods”
- in ink
- sheet, verso
- “1st Finished for Sir Thomas Acland, to have 8 guineas by agreement”
- in pencil
- Object Type
- Monochrome wash
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 (1852–1928) and Judith Ann Merivale (1860–1945), both of Oxford, inherited the drawing in May 1915 (BP198). In December 1935 Judith Merivale sold it to Sir Francis Dyke Acland, Bt (1874–1939), for £7 10s. with FT442 and FT443. It is thereafter untraced.
- Associated People & Organisations
- Sir Francis Dyke Acland (1874 - 1939), December 1935, GBP 7.10s
Acquired with FT442 and FT443
- Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP198
- Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP198
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- 1 Paul Oppé records.
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