- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- A Wharf
- ca. 1797
- Pencil, pen and brown ink, grey wash
- image width 273mm,
- image length 223mm
- the paper has a horizontal fold mark 83 mm from the bottom and has a blank portion folded away at the top, making its size 369 x 223 mm; it is watermarked “TW 1794”
- Object Type
- Monochrome wash
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Examination; Museum records (image)
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 (BP255, A Shed). In 1930 Judith Merivale sold it to Norman Darnton Lupton (1875–1953) of Hyde Crook, Dorchester, Dorset. Agnes Lupton (1874–1950) and Norman Lupton bequeathed it to the current owner, Leeds City Art Gallery (13.202/53).
- Associated People & Organisations
- Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, 1953, 13.202/53
- Agnes Lupton (1874 - 1950), Dorchester, 1930
- Norman Darnton Lupton (1875 - 1953), Dorchester, 1930
- Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP255, A Shed
- Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP255, A Shed
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds Art Calendar, No. 26: Leeds, 1954, p.x.
- Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 132
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