Description
Creator
John White Abbott (1763 - 1851) after Francis Towne
Title(s)
  • The Isle of Capri
Date
No date
Medium
Pen and grey ink, grey and blue washes
Dimensions
  • image height 310mm,
  • image length 630mm
Support
paper watermarked “J WHATMAN 1813”
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “Naples, The Island of Capria. Evening.. F.T.JWA”
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Versions
The Island of Capri, Untraced
Catalogue Number
FT817
Description Sources
Examination; Sotheby’s records (image)

Provenance

Descended within the White Abbott family until sold at Sotheby’s on 21 March 2001, lot 173, for £2,000. It is thereafter untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Sotheby's, London, London, 21 March 2001, lot 173
Exhibition History
Three Exeter Artists of the Eighteenth Century: Francis Hayman RA, Francis Towne, John White Abbott, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1951, no. 133

Comment

This drawing is a version of FT240. White Abbott’s copy includes a portion lost from the right edge of the original.

by Richard Stephens

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