- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Wenlock Priory
- Wenlock Nunnery in Shropshire
- Pencil (?), pen and ink, watercolour
- image height 216mm,
- image length 279mm
- sheet, recto
- “F.Towne, 1777 No.5”
- sheet, verso
- “Wenlock Abbey / Drawn on the spot by Francis Towne”
- Object Type
Bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1744–1825), on whose death it passed to Towne’s residuary legatee, John Herman Merivale (1779–1844) and his successors. At some point the drawing was inherited by Merivale’s great-grandson Major Anthony Hubert Gibbs (1874–1957) and sold by him to Agnew’s on 28 March 1940 (no.3062) for £10. Museum records state that the drawing was given to the present owner, the Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield (no.813), in 1946 as one of many bequests from Alderman J. G. Graves (1865/1866–1945). However, Agnew’s records state that it was sold to the museum on 28 March 1940 for £14 10s.
- Associated People & Organisations
- Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, Sheffield, 28 March 1940, GBP 14.10s, no.813
Museum records state that the drawing was given to the Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield in 1946 as one of many bequests from Alderman J G Graves (1865/1866-1945). However, Agnew's records state that it was sold to the museum on 28 March 1940, for £14.10s.
- [?] Alderman J. G. Graves (1865/66 - 1945), Sheffield
- Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 28 March 1940, GBP 10, no. 3062
- Major Anthony Hubert Gibbs (1874 - 1957)
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- Exhibition History
- [?] Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 22 or 23 as 'Wenlock Nunnery in Shropshire'
- [?] Annual Exhibition of Water-Colour & Pencil Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1936, no. 77
- [?] 67th Annual Exhibition of Water-Colour and Pencil Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1940, no. 127 or 132
- Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, pp. 71, 136
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