- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- The Entrance to Borrowdale
- Pencil, pen and brown ink, watercolour
- image height 97mm,
- image length 156mm
- mounted by the artist on laid paper
- sheet, recto, lower left
- “F.Towne / [“1786” partially scratched out]”
- artist's mount, verso
- “No 2 The Entrance into Burrow Dale. / 28” in thick brown ink and, at the bottom-right corner, “28” in very small thin brown ink
- Object Type
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Examination; Museum records; 1997 Tate catalogue (image)
Presumably bought from the artist by Arthur Harington Champernowne (1768–1819), as his great-great-granddaughter Katharine Iris Paull of Chichester (see Comment at FT602) sold it at Sotheby’s on 30 July 1952, lot 10, for £42 to Agnew’s (no.6965), who bought it on behalf of Captain Vivian Bulkeley-Johnson (1890/1891–1968) of The Mount, Oxfordshire. By 1972 it was the property of The Mount Trust Collection whose administrators sold it at Christie’s on 14 November 1972, lot 94, for £3,990 to Baskett & Day on behalf of Paul Mellon (1907–1999), who gave it to the current owner, the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven (B1975.4.961; gift to Yale, December 1975).
- Associated People & Organisations
- Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, December 1975, B1975.4.961
- Mr Paul Mellon (1907 - 1999), London, 14 November 1972, GBP 3990, lot 94
- Christie's, London, London, 14 November 1972, GBP 3990, lot 94
- Captain Vivian Bulkeley-Johnson (1890/91 - 1968), London, 30 July 1952, GBP 42, lot 10
- Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 30 July 1952, GBP 42, no.6965
Bought on behalf of Captain Vivian Bulkeley-Johnson.
- Sotheby's, London, London, 30 July 1952, GBP 42, lot 10
- Katharine Iris Paull, 29 July 1952
- [?] Arthur Harington Champernowne (1768 - 1819)
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