Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
  • Near Rocca di Papa
ca. 1781
  • sheet, verso
  • “Near Rocca del Papa”
Object Type

Catalogue Number
Description Sources
Barton Place catalogue; Agnew’s records
Associated People & Organisations

J. S. Bromley, London, 19 February 1947, £47.5s
Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 12 April 1946
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford
Exhibition History
[?] 73rd Annual Exhibition of Water-Colour Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1946, no. 66 as 'Near Rocca del Papa'
[?] 74th Annual Exhibition of Water-Colour Drawings, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1947, no. 50 as 'Near Rocca del Papa'
unidentified exhibition, 1957
Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 143
Sir William Worsley, Early English Water-Colours at Hovingham Hall: 1963, p. 12


An otherwise unidentified sketch “Near Rocca del Papa” was sold on 12 April 1946 by Judith Merivale’s executors to Agnew’s, who sold it on 19 February 1947 for £47 5s. to J. S. Bromley (possibly the historian). The known provenances of the other Rocca di Papa subjects in this catalogue preclude the possibility of their being identified with the work sold to Bromley.

by Richard Stephens

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