- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- The Frascati Hills
- Pencil, pen and brown ink, watercolour with gum
- image width 206mm,
- image length 270mm
- mounted by the artist
- recto, lower right
- “F.Towne delt. / Rome. 1781”
- artist's mount, verso
- “No.39. Frescati Hills. / Francis Towne. delt / 1781 [the year in dark brown ink over scratched-out “1781”]”
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- Description Sources
- Author's examination of the object
Bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1744–1825), who gave it in 1816 to the present owner, the British Museum, London (Nn.1.12).
- Exhibition History
- [?] Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 143 as 'Frescati Hills'
- Light, time, legacy: Francis Towne’s watercolours of Rome, British Museum, 2016
- Laurence Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists and Artists of Foreign Origin Working in Great Britain Preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, Trustees of the British Museum: London, 1907, p. 201
- Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 126
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