Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • The Chateau de Glerolles
Date
1781
Medium
Unknown
Dimensions
  • image height 324mm,
  • image length 235mm
Inscription
  • sheet, recto
  • “F.Towne. 1781”
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “The Chateau de Glerolles, Lake of Geneva”
Object Type
Unknown

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT382
Description Sources
1932 Exeter catalogue

Provenance

Untraced apart from its ownership by Dr Robert Alfred Worthington (1878–1945) of Exeter in 1932. Possibly this was among the many pictures lost when Dr Worthington’s house, 30 Southernhay East, was destroyed by an incendiary bomb in 1942.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Dr Robert Alfred Worthington (1878 - 1945), Exeter, 1932
Exhibition History
Loan Exhibition of Works by Early Devon Painters Born Before the Year 1800, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1932, no. 113

Comment

The Chateau de Glerolles is on the north bank of Lake Geneva between Lausanne and Vevey. 

This drawing is assumed to be the basis for the 1786 watercolour of the chateau (FT450), although the 1932 exhibition catalogue describes it as being in portrait format whereas the 1786 work is landscape. Although this work is not featured in the Barton Place catalogue, it is fairly likely that it came from the Merivale family, especially as Worthington made at least one purchase directly from them.

by Richard Stephens

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