Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Wythburn
  • Lake of Wyburn in Cumberland
Date
ca. 1786/08
Medium
Unknown
Dimensions
  • [?] image width 155mm,
  • [?] image length 235mm
Support
Presumably on paper
Inscription
  • sheet, verso
  • “Wyburn” and “4 o clock”, and numbered “35”
Object Type
Unknown

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT491
Description Sources
Agnew’s records; Wilcox 1997

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. In May 1915 Merivale’s granddaughters Maria Sophia Merivale (1853–1928) and Judith Ann Merivale (1860–1945), both of Oxford, inherited the drawing (BP150). In 1929 Judith Merivale gave it to her nephew Alexander Merivale (b.1901) and his wife Elizabeth, probably as a wedding present, whereafter it is untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Elizabeth Merivale, 1929
Alexander Merivale (born 1901), 1929
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP150
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP150
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. 85 as 'Lake of Wyburn in Cumberland'
Bibliography
Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, p. 119

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