Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • The Barle River
Date
1790
Medium
Pencil, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 387mm,
  • image length 546mm
Inscription
  • sheet, recto
  • signed and dated “1790”
Inscription
  • verso
  • signed and dated
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Versions
The Barle River, Untraced
Catalogue Number
FT552
Description Sources
Leger records; Sotheby’s records (image)

Provenance

Commissioned by Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, Bt (1752–1794), for 8 guineas, and descended in his family until sold by Sir Richard Thomas Dyke Acland, Bt (1906–1990), at Sotheby’s on 21 November 1968, lot 33, for £1,600 to Leger Galleries, whereafter it is untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Leger Galleries, 21 November 1968
Sotheby's, London, London, 21 November 1968, GBP 1600, lot 33
Sir Richard Thomas Acland (1906 - 1990), November 1968
Sir Thomas Dyke Acland (1752 - 1794), GBP 8 guineas
Exhibition History
English Occasions, Leger Galleries, 1969
Bibliography
Paul Oppé, 'Francis Towne, Landscape Painter', The Walpole Society: London, 1920, p. 122

Comment

This is a version of FT441, one of five Acland commissions dated 1790 (also FT553, FT554, FT555, FT556).

by Richard Stephens

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