Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Ugbrooke Park
Date
1780
Medium
Pen and black ink, grey wash
Dimensions
  • image height 375mm,
  • image length 540mm
Mount
mounted by the artist
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower right
  • “Francis Towne delt / 1780”
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Catalogue Number
FT151
Description Sources
Witt Library (image)

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, 1780
Exhibition History
[?] Three Exeter Artists of the Eighteenth Century: Francis Hayman RA, Francis Towne, John White Abbott, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1951, no. 68
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. 50

Comment

This is a view at the upper end of Upper Water, the middle of three lakes at Ugbrooke. The preparatory study is not known.

by Richard Stephens

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