Description
Creator
John White Abbott (1763 - 1851) after Francis Towne
Title(s)
  • The Head of Lake Geneva, looking towards Montreux and the Castle of Chillon
Date
No date
Medium
Unknown
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • “The Head of Lake Geneva, looking towards Montreux and the Castle of Chillon”
Object Type
Unknown

Collection
Versions
A View of the Wrekin, Shropshire, Private Collection
Catalogue Number
FT833c
Description Sources
Agnew's records

Provenance

Descended to the artist's great-grand-daughter Rosetta Frances Dobson (1892-1965), who sold it to Agnew's, within a group of 25 works by White Abbott, on 3 December 1937. This drawing was entered in Agnew's Sold by the artist’s great-granddaughter Rosetta Frances Dobson (1892–1965) to Agnew’s (no.2612a) on 3 December 1937 among a group of twenty-five John White Abbott drawings (including FT818, FT828, FT833b). Agnew’s sold it to G. W. Barker on 26 February 1943.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
G. W. Barker, 26 February 1943
Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 3 December 1937, no.2612a
Rosetta Frances Dobson (1892 - 1965), December 1937
Exhibition History
[?] 65th Annual Exhibition of Water Colour and Pencil Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1938

Comment

In Agnew’s Drawing Book this was numbered 2612a, listed immediately below FT833b (which was numbered 2612), and called “ditto ditto” (i.e. “From Head of Lake Geneva, looking towards Montreux & Castle of Chillon”). One of these two copies was presumably exhibit 91 in Agnew’s 1938 show, given the title The Head of Lake Geneva, looking towards Montreux and the Castle of Chillon by John White Abbott. On the face of it they appear to be versions of FT379, or perhaps FT377.

by Richard Stephens

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