- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- A View Looking over Starcross
- ca. 1778 - 1780
- Pencil, pen and black and brown inks
- image width 311mm,
- image length 606mm
- paper with four creasemarks (vertical and horizontal) and watermarked with a Strasbourg lily design and "J.Villedary"
- on the far bank: "water / water / water / water / water"; and on the houses by the near shore: "slate / white / slate / white"
- formerly: "A View looking over Star Cross / 83"
- in brown ink
- Object Type
- Outline only
- A View from the South East Window of the Belvedere
A View looking towards Star Cross and Exmouth from the South East window of the Belvedere
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Museum's own information
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. Merivale’s granddaughters Maria Sophia Merivale (1853–1928) and Judith Ann Merivale (1860–1945), both of Oxford, inherited the drawing in May 1915 (BP180). On 12 April 1946 Judith Merivale’s executors sold the drawing to Agnew’s (no.4549), who sold it on 7 October 1949 for £30 to Paul Oppé (1878–1957) on behalf of the present owner, the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (no.5583, Oppé 147).
- Associated People & Organisations
- National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 7 October 1949, no.5583
- Adolph Paul Oppé (1878 - 1957), London, 7 October 1949, GBP 30
- Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 12 April 1946, no.4549
- Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP180
- Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP180
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Annual Report of the Board of Trustees for the fiscal year 1949/50: Ottawa, 1949, p. 19
- Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing: London, 1997, p. 50
Revisions & Feedback
The website will be updated from time to time and, when changes are made, a PDF of the previous version of each page will be archived here for consultation and citation.
Please help us to improve this catalogue
If you have information, a correction or any other suggestions to improve this catalogue, please contact us.