Description
Creator
John White Abbott (1763 - 1851) after Francis Towne
Title(s)
  • The Head of Lake Geneva from Vevey
Date
No date
Medium
Pen and grey ink, blue and grey washes
Dimensions
  • image height 255mm,
  • image width 1115mm
Support
four sheets of paper
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “The Head of the Lake of Geneva from Vevey.F.T.JWA”
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Versions
Head of Lake Geneva, Leeds City Art Gallery
Head of Lake Geneva, Private Collection
Head of Lake Geneva, Leeds City Art Gallery
Catalogue Number
FT832
Description Sources
Examination; Sotheby’s records (image)

Provenance

Descended through the White Abbott family until sold at Sotheby’s on 21st March 2001, lot 172, for £3,500. It is thereafter untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Sotheby's, London, London, 21 March 2001, lot 172
Exhibition History
Three Exeter Artists of the Eighteenth Century: Francis Hayman RA, Francis Towne, John White Abbott, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1951, no. 132
Bibliography
Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, p. 99

Comment

This is a copy of Towne’s three-part panoramic view of Lake Geneva dated 11 September 1781 (FT374, FT375, FT376).

by Richard Stephens

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