Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
  • Llyn Cwellyn
  • Llyngwellyn, Caernarvonshire
No date
Pen and ink, watercolour, scratching out
  • image width 197mm,
  • image length 267mm
  • sheet, verso
  • “Llyn Gwellyn”, numbered “29”, and dated “10th July” (Barton Place catalogue) or “11th July” (Agnew’s card file)
Object Type

Catalogue Number
Description Sources
Paul Oppé records; Agnew’s records; Christie’s records (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 (BP115). It is thereafter untraced although it was photographed by Christie’s, probably in the 1970s or 1980s.

Associated People & Organisations

Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP115
Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP115
John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
Exhibition History
[?] Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, 20 Lower Brook Street, 1805, no. 32 as 'Llyngwellyn, Caernarvonshire'


Paul Oppé’s note reads: “115. cut down. 7¾ x 10½ [197 x 267 mm]. Lake & hills. Dirty grey & blue & yellow brown. fine outline. Erased outline on hills, now dirty.”1

by Richard Stephens


  1. 1 Paul Oppé records: notes, ca. 1915.

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