Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Ugbrooke Park
Date
1773
Medium
Grey wash
Dimensions
  • image height 283mm,
  • image length 451mm
Mount
mounted by the artist
Signature
  • sheet, recto
  • signed (?)with initials
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • “1773”
  • signed and dated
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT032
Description Sources
Witt Library (image); 1951 exhibition catalogue

Provenance

Commissioned by Hugh, 4th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh (1726–1783), and descended to the present owner.

Associated People & Organisations

Private Collection
[?] Hugh Clifford, 4th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh (1726 - 1783), Chudleigh, Devon, 1773
Exhibition History
Three Exeter Artists of the Eighteenth Century: Francis Hayman RA, Francis Towne, John White Abbott, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1951, no. 70 or 71
Bibliography
Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 140
George Oliver, Cliffordiana, T.Howe: Exeter, 1830
W. A. van S. Papworth; rev. Peter Leach, 'Paine, James (1745-1829)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2004
Alistair Rowan, 'Ugbrooke Park, Devon', Country Life: London, 1967
Mary Hones, revised by William W. Snell, A History of Chudleigh, S. Drayton and Sons: Exeter, 1875
Arthur Clifford, Collectanea Cliffordiana, M.Nouzon: Paris, 1817, p. 79
Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, pp. 38, 50

Comment

The drawing is probably of Ugbrooke Park. The preparatory sketch on which this must have been based has been lost.

by Richard Stephens

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