- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Ullswater from Gowbarrow Park
- Ulswater, near Patterdale
- Pencil, pen and grey and brown inks, watercolour, scratching out
- image height 135mm,
- image length 155mm
- mounted by the artist
- sheet, recto, lower left
- “No37 F.Towne delt 1786”
- in dark brown ink
- on the mount: "No 37 / On the Lake of Ullswater going down to it / from Gobarrow Park drawn on the / spot by Francis Towne 1786"
- Object Type
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 granddaughter Emily Harriet Buckingham (1853–1923) inherited the drawing in 1915 and bequeathed it to her sister Frances Ann Laura Solly (b.1858). Later it was owned by Agnes Lupton (1874–1950) and Norman Darnton Lupton (1875–1953) of Hyde Crook, Dorchester, Dorset, who bequeathed it to the current owner, Leeds City Art Gallery (13.198/53).
- Associated People & Organisations
- Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, 1953, 13.198/53
- Norman Darnton Lupton (1875 - 1953), Dorchester
- Agnes Lupton (1874 - 1950), Dorchester
- Frances Ann Laura Solly (1858 - alive in 1932), 1923
- Emily Harriet Buckingham (1853 - 1923), 1915
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- Exhibition History
- [?] Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 53, 54 or 55, as 'Ulswater', or 'Ulswater, near Patterdale'
- The Lupton Collection, Leeds City Art Gallery, 1972, no. 73
- The Discovery of the Lake District, Victoria & Albert Museum, 1984, no. 90
- Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 132
- Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds Art Calendar, No. 26: Leeds, 1954, p. 12
- 1 After Joseph Farington, Ullswater from Gobarrow Park, ca. 1785 (Wordsworth Trust).
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