Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
  • The Town and Lake of Lugano
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Catalogue Number
Description Sources
1805 exhibition catalogue
Associated People & Organisations

Exhibition History
Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 116 as 'The Town and Lake of Lugano'


It is unlikely that the extant monochrome sketch depicting the town and lake of Lugano (FT346) was exhibited in 1805, which means that another work, now untraced, was probably exhibited. It may well have been a version of FT346, in which case it was probably not drawn in 1781, but later on (for instance, Towne’s version dated 1787 survives at FT536).

by Richard Stephens

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