- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- The Temple of Romulus
- Temple of Romulus and Remus
- Pencil, pen and black and grey inks, watercolour with gum
- image width 352mm,
- image length 321mm
- laid paper watermarked "J WHATMAN", with a horizontal crease c.130mm below the top edge of the paper
- mounted by the artist
- sheet, recto, lower left
- “No.48 / F.Towne / delt. 1781. Rome”
- in brown ink
- artist's mount, verso
- “No48, Rome / Evening Sun from the right hand / Templum Romolo e Remo / drawn by / Francis Towne / [“July 19th. 1781” scratched out]”
- in brown ink
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- Description Sources
- Author's examination of the object
Bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1744–1825), who gave it in 1816 to the present owner, the British Museum, London (Nn.1.21).
- Exhibition History
- [?] Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 160 as 'Temple of Romulus and Remus'
- Light, time, legacy: Francis Towne’s watercolours of Rome, British Museum, 2016
- Laurence Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists and Artists of Foreign Origin Working in Great Britain Preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, Trustees of the British Museum: London, 1907, p. 202
- Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 126
- 1 James Gandon after Richard Wilson, Temple of Romulus, ca. 1776.
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