Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
  • A Scene at Indicknowle
  • A wooded landscape
Pencil, pen and grey ink, sepia wash
  • image width 343mm,
  • image length 244mm
  • sheet, verso
  • “No.1. A Scene at / Indinowle / August the 26th. 1783 / Morg light from the left hand / From 12. till 1 o Clock / Francis Towne”
Object Type
Monochrome wash

Catalogue Number
Description Sources
Examination; 1994 Cambridge catalogue (image)


Bequeathed by the artist in 1816 to James White of Exeter (1744–1825), on whose death it passed to Towne’s residuary legatee John Herman Merivale (1779–1844) and his successors. Merivale’s granddaughters Maria Sophia Merivale (1853–1928) and Judith Ann Merivale (1860–1945), both of Oxford, inherited the drawing in May 1915 (BP186) and sold it in July 1923 to the present owner, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (no.1091), for £30.

Associated People & Organisations

Fitzwilliam Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, July 1923, GBP 30, no.1091
Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP186
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP186
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, Charles Skilton: London, 1962, p. 129

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