Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • The City and Lake of Como
Date
ca. 1781
Object Type
Unknown

Collection
Versions
Lake Como, Untraced
A View of the Lake and City of Como, Rhode Island Museum of Art, School of Design
The City and Lake of Como, Private Collection
Catalogue Number
FT351
Description Sources
FT424, FT535, FT618
Associated People & Organisations

Untraced

Comment

The existence of three versions of this composition constitutes strong circumstantial evidence that a common source once existed, in a sketch made in 1781 on the journey from Rome to England. Nothing is known of it, although judging by the later versions it was on the C&I HONIG paper on which he made an equivalent view of the town of Lugano (FT346).

by Richard Stephens

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