Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Windsor Castle from Clewer
Date
1811/09/11
Medium
Pencil, pen and grey ink, watercolour
Dimensions
  • image height 172mm,
  • image width 512mm
Support
two sheets
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “No3 / Windsor Castle / from Clewer / Septr 11th 1811 / Francis Towne”
Part of
  • 1811 Sketchbook
Object Type
Watercolour

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT730
Description Sources
Examination; Christie's records (image)

Provenance

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. It descended to Merivale’s granddaughter Janet Louisa Gibbs (née Merivale, d.1909) within a sketchbook containing FT715 to FT732, and thereafter within her family, until it was sold at Christie’s on 9 November 1993, lot 26, for £3,200, whereafter it is untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Private Collection, 9 November 1993, GBP 3200
Christie's, London, London, 9 November 1993, lot 26
Janet Louisa Gibbs (née Merivale) (? - 1909)
Within a sketchbook containing FT715 to FT732.
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816

Comment

This is a view looking roughly east to Windsor Castle from Clewer. The large field was known as The Goswells.

by Richard Stephens

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