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Francis Towne
CHARLES CHURCH, PLYMOUTH
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
172
Francis Towne
CHARLES CHURCH, PLYMOUTH
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Francis Towne
ISLEWORTH, MIDDLESEX 1739 - 1816 LONDON
CHARLES CHURCH, PLYMOUTH
Watercolour, heightened with pen and grey ink;
signed, dated and inscribed, verso: No 16 Plymouth / Sept 5. 1815 from 10 minutes / after 1 till 20 minutes after 2 o'clock / Francis Towne
139 by 232 mm
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Provenance

Bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1744-1825);
John Herman Merivale (1779-1844),
by family descent to Maria Sophia Merivale (1853-1928) and Judith Ann Merivale (1860–1945), both of Oxford, by 1915 (as part of a sketchbook),
by descent to their cousin Mary Ann Loveband (b. 1865, until at least 1951),
by whom sold (as part of the sketch-book) to Agnew’s, 17 May 1938 (£60),
with Agnew’s, London,
by whom sold to Professor John Malins (1915-1992), 11 October 1938,
by direct descent to the present owner

Literature

A. Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, London, 1962, p. 150;
R. Stephens, Francis Towne – Online Catalogue, no. FT780

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