attributed to Francis Towne
  • Landscape Composition
No date
Pen and ink, watercolour(?)
  • image height 213mm,
  • image width 175mm
Object Type

Catalogue Number
Description Sources
Sotheby’s records; Witt Library (image)


Untraced apart from its sale at Sotheby’s on 27 June 1968, lot 75, for £500 to Agnew’s (no.8525), where on 1 July 1968 it was bought by a collector.

Associated People & Organisations

Private Collection, 1 July 1968
Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 1 July 1968, GBP 500, no.8525
Sotheby's, London, London, 27 June 1968, lot 75


Based only on an old black and white photograph it is difficult to be categorical, but this seems more likely to be the work of a pupil rather than of Towne himself. The trees, especially their foliage, are strong, but the left foreground, path, and figure are less certainly drawn. Either way it is an imaginary landscape composition, in imitation of Gaspar Dughet and of the kind Towne drew for his pupils to copy.

by Richard Stephens

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