Towne used a laid paper measuring ca. 155 x 210 mm throughout his travels back to England, and organised these sketches into a single sequence, thirty-three examples of which survive. The sequence begins with a view of Civita Castellana dated 1 August (FT298) and the latest surviving number, on an undated view of the Rhine, is 59 (FT342). For information about Towne's journey from Rome to England in August and September 1781, see 2: On the Continent, 1780-1.
- Article title
- Small Sketchbook: Northern Italy, Switzerland, Savoy and Germany, August and September 1781
- Richard Stephens
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- Richard Stephens, "Small Sketchbook: Northern Italy, Switzerland, Savoy and Germany, August and September 1781", A Catalogue Raisonné of Francis Towne (1739-1816), (London: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2016), https://doi.org/10.17658/towne/s2e6
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