Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Ugbrooke Park
Date
1773/07/16
Medium
Pen and black ink, grey wash
Dimensions
  • image height 283mm,
  • image length 451mm
Mount
mounted by the artist
Inscription
  • artist's mount, recto, lower left
  • “F.Towne delt”, and lower right, “1773”
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • “A view in Ugbrooke Park, the seat of the Right Honble. Lord Clifford, drawn on the spot by Francis Towne. July the 16th 1773”
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Versions
A View in Ugbrooke Park, Eton College
Catalogue Number
FT037
Description Sources
Witt Library (image); 1951 Exeter 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. 71
Bibliography
Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 140
Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, p. 38

Comment

This drawing is based on FT036. Towne has added two Italianate figures, who are looking out over the lower lake.

by Richard Stephens

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