- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Walls (?)of Rome
- ca. 1780 - 1781
- Pencil, pen and brown ink, watercolour
- image height 153mm,
- image length 211mm
- mounted by the artist
- Object Type
Untraced until sold anonymously at Foster’s on 27 July 1910, lot 151 (a group with FT228, FT257, FT283, FT284, FT296, FT310, FT318, FT319, FT325, FT326, FT327, FT329, FT330, FT339, FT340, FT361, FT793, and FT862), for 25s. to Paul Oppé (1878–1957; no.42), whose descendants sold it in 1996 with the rest of Oppé’s collection to the present owner, the Tate Gallery (T8566).
- Associated People & Organisations
- Tate, London, 1996, T8566
- Adolph Paul Oppé (1878 - 1957), London, 27 July 1910, GBP 25s, no.42
- Foster's auctioneers (1883 - 1940), 27 July 1910, lot 151
Sold in a group with FT228, FT257, FT283, FT284, FT296, FT310, FT318, FT319, FT325, FT326, FT327, FT329, FT330, FT339, FT340, FT361, FT793 and a drawing by an unidentified pupil
- Exhibition History
- Forty Drawings of Roman Scenes by British Artists (1715-1850) from Originals in the British Museum in the Esposizione internationale di Belle Arti, 1911, no. 48
- 76th Annual Exhibition of Water-Colour Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1949, no. 22
- Exhibition of Works from The Paul Oppe Collection, Royal Academy, 1958, no. 95
- 1 The Times, 15 March 1958.
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