Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • View of Rome
Date
ca. 1780 - 1781
Medium
Probably pencil and watercolour, judging from the surviving examples from the same numbered series
Dimensions
  • [?] image height 320–33 mm,
  • [?] image length 450–89 mm
Mount
(?) mounted by the artist
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • probably numbered “8”
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT427c
Description Sources
Jones 1890; Inferred from FT426, FT428, FT431, FT432

Provenance

Probably commissioned by Thomas Snow of Cleve (1748–1832) and still at Cleve in 1890, since when it is untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
[?] Thomas Snow (1748 - 1832), Exwick, Exeter

Comment

Of the eleven watercolours purchased by the Snows, certainly four (numbered 3, 4, 7, and 9: FT426FT428FT431FT432) and at most six (numbered 2 and 6: FT425FT430) survive. Therefore Thomas Snow owned at least five watercolour views of Rome (FT427aFT427bFT427cFT427d, FT427e) that have not been recorded since the 1880s and were numbered 1, 5, 8, 10, and 11.

by Richard Stephens

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