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 320–33mm,
  • [?] image height 450–89mm
Mount
(?) mounted by the artist
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • probably numbered “11”
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT427e
Description Sources
Merivale 1884; Inferred from FT426, FT428, FT431, 432

Provenance

Probably commissioned by Thomas Snow of Cleve (1748–1832) and still at Cleve in 1881, 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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