Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • View of a Hermitage and Rocca del Papa
Date
1781
Medium
Pencil, pen and grey ink, grey wash
Dimensions
  • image height 245mm,
  • image length 370mm
Support
wove paper
Inscription
  • verso
  • "A View of a Hermitage & Rocca del Papa / Francis Towne / 1781" in brown ink
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT280
Description Sources
Examination (image); Agnew's records

Provenance

Untraced until 10 May 1940 when it was bought by Agnew’s (no.3080) for £4 from G. B. Mountford. On 24 June 1940 it was bought from Agnew’s for £10 by Professor John Malins (1915–1992).

Associated People & Organisations

Private Collection
Professor John Malins (1915 - 1992), 24 June 1040, GBP 10
Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 10 May 1940, GBP 4, no.3080
G. B. Mountford
Bibliography
Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 150

Comment

This is a view of Rocca di Papa from the same approach as FT281 and FT282. The building appears not to be the one shown in FT282 but was a former pagan temple, subsequently dedicated to St Peter, around which the convent grew.

by Richard Stephens

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