Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Tivoli
Date
1781/05/22
Medium
Pencil (?), pen and ink, wash
Dimensions
  • image height 222mm,
  • image length 318mm
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “Tivoli”, numbered “38”, and dated 22nd May
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT270
Description Sources
Barton Place catalogue; Paul Oppé notes

Provenance

Bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1744–1825), on whose death it passed to Towne’s residuary legatee John Herman Merivale (1779–1844) and his successors. Merivale’s granddaughters Maria Sophia Merivale (1853–1928) and Judith Ann Merivale (1860–1945), both of Oxford, inherited the drawing in May 1915 (BP14). Judith Merivale sold it to Squire Gallery on 19 March 1935 for £5 10s., whereafter it is untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Squire Gallery, London, 19 March 1935, GBP 5.10s
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP14
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP14
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816

Comment

Oppé’s note reads “same paper size [as 266]. Stronger outline. Same wash.”1

by Richard Stephens

Footnotes

  1. 1 Paul Oppé records: notes, ca. 1915.

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