Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
  • Landscape Study
No date
  • [?] image width 149mm,
  • [?] image length 216mm
Part of
  • Cornish sketchbook
Object Type

Catalogue Number
Description Sources
Barton Place catalogue; Paul Oppé notes


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 drawings in May 1915 (BP232–37, 250, 251), whereafter they are untraced.

Associated People & Organisations

Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, among BP232 to 237
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, among BP232 to 237
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816


Paul Oppé recorded FT605, FT606, and FT607 in the Barton Place catalogue as “three pages from Cornish sketchbook”, although, as they are given six BP numbers, there may be three further drawings that are not catalogued here. In his notes Oppé described them thus: “Same [as FT604] Rocks trees etc. 250 & 251 same book. Pastorals mainly.”1 Although he compared these works to FT604, in his article Oppé wrote: “The Cornish drawings, outlines from a sketch-book, are totally different [from the Werington drawings].”2

by Richard Stephens


  1. 1 Paul Oppé records: notes, ca. 1915.
  2. 2 Oppé 1920, p.124.

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