Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Ugbrooke Park
Date
1775
Medium
Pen and black ink, grey wash
Dimensions
  • image height 419mm,
  • image length 699mm
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower left
  • “F.Towne delt 1775”
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Versions
A View of Ugbrooke Park, Private Collection
James Caldwall: Ugbrooke Park, after Francis Towne
Catalogue Number
FT056
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, 1775
Exhibition History
Three Exeter Artists of the Eighteenth Century: Francis Hayman RA, Francis Towne, John White Abbott, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, 1951, no. 66, 67 or 69
Bibliography
Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 140

Comment

This shows Ugbrooke House and its park, newly created for Lord Clifford. See the Comment at FT032.

The preparatory drawing for this work is FT055. A version of this work was etched by J. Caldwall for Revd Joseph Reeve’s book, Ugbrooke Park: A Poem, published in 1776 (FT813).

by Richard Stephens

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