- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- The Palatine Hill
- Pencil, pen and black ink, watercolour
- image height 328mm,
- image length 473mm
- laid paper
- mounted by the artist
- sheet, recto, lower left
- “F.Towne. delt / Rome No.30”
- in brown ink
- artist's mount, verso
- “No.30 / Palatine Mount, taken in the Campo Vacino [“March [. . .]th 1781” scratched out] from 12 till 4 O Clock / taken in the steps of the Temple of Antonius / Rome Francis Towne delt.”
- in brown ink
- Object Type
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Examination; Museum records (image)
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.1.04).
- Exhibition History
- Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 162 as Palatine Mount
- unidentified exhibition, British Museum, 1981
- 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. 125
- 1 T. Girtin and J. M. W. Turner after J. R. Cozens: Campo Vaccino, 1790s? (www.tate.org.uk).
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