Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Waterfall at Chudleigh Rock
Date
1787
Medium
Pencil, pen and black and brown inks, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 171mm,
  • image length 137mm
Mount
mounted by the artist
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower left
  • “F.Towne delt / 1787”
  • in brown ink
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • “Water Fall at Chudleigh Rock / Francis Towne. 1787”
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT540
Description Sources
Sotheby’s records; Bauer 1998 (image)

Provenance

This drawing was untraced until 1982, when it was observed in the collection of Cornish Torbock (1905–1993), whose heirs sold it at Sotheby’s on 14 April 1994, lot 55, for £2,500, whereafter it is untraced (it was in a “collection particuliere” in 1998). This or FT538 are probably BP205. Now in the collection of Winchester College.

Associated People & Organisations

Winchester College, 2016
Private Collection, 14 April 1994, GBP 2500
Sotheby's, London, London, 14 April 1994, lot 55
Cornish Torbock (1905 - 1993), 1982
Bibliography
Gerald Bauer, Le Siecle d'Or de L'Aquarelle Anglaise, Biblioth: Paris, 1998, p. 45

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