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Francis Towne
THE WREKIN 
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1 2001 800
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173
Francis Towne
THE WREKIN 
Estimation
1 2001 800
Lot. Vendu 3,000 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Francis Towne
ISLEWORTH, MIDDLESEX 1739 - 1816 LONDON
THE WREKIN 
Pen and grey ink and wash over pencil;
inscribed, verso: The Wrekin in the Road between Wenlock / & Shrewsbury -
227 by 337 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 Judith Ann Merivale (1860–1945), of Oxford, by 1915,
sold to the Squire Gallery, London;
probably, Iolo Anuerin Williams (1890-1962),
by whom sold, 6 July 1943, to Colnaghi, London,
by whom sold, 7 July 1943, to J. Leslie Wright (1862–1953);
Professor John Malins (1915-1992), by 1962,
by direct descent to the present owner

Bibliographie

A. Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, London 1962, p. 150;
R. Stephens, Francis Towne – Online Catalogue, no. FT398

Description

The present drawing derives from Towne's tour of North Wales and Shropshire in June and July 1777 which he undertook with his great friend and eventual executor James White of Exeter.

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