Francis Towne (British, 1739-1816) 'On the road over the Moor to Tavistock'
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Francis Towne (British, 1739-1816) 'On the road over the Moor to Tavistock'
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Francis Towne (British, 1739-1816)
'On the road over the Moor to Tavistock'
signed, inscribed and dated 'No 2/near 1 o'clock/On the road over the Moor to Tavistock/August 29th 1815 Francis Towne' (verso), pen, ink and watercolour
13.9 x 23cm (5 1/2 x 9 1/16in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    The Misses Merivale
    Mrs. Loveband, a direct descendant of the artist
    Acquired from the above by Agnew's, 1937
    H. C. Green
    Acquired from the above by J. H. Elliot, 1945
    By descent to his daughter, 1978
    With the Ruskin Gallery, Stratford-on-Avon

    EXHIBITED:
    London, Agnew's, 1939, no. 108

    LITERATURE:
    A. P. Oppé, Francis Towne, Landscape Painter, Walpole Society, vol. VIII, 1919-1920, p. 124 (note) referring to a sketchbook which originally contained twenty three watercolours of which this is one.
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