- Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
- Near Rocca di Papa
- Pencil, pen and brown ink, grey wash
- image width 248mm,
- image length 194mm
- sheet, verso
- “Near Roccha del papa / Wood of chestnut trees”, numbered “43” or “49”, and dated “1781”
- Object Type
- Monochrome wash
- Catalogue Number
- Description Sources
- Leger 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 (BP18). Judith Merivale sold it to Agnew’s (no.1786) on 11 September 1935 (January 1936 according to the Barton Place catalogue) for £8, where the same day it appears to have been bought by Sir Michael Ernest Sadler (1861–1943 for £12. On the basis of Oppé’s description (below) BP18 is almost certainly the drawing on sale at Leger Galleries in 1994 (whose image appears above), whereafter it is untraced.
- Associated People & Organisations
- [?] Leger Galleries, London, 1994
- Sir Michael Ernest Sadler (1861 - 1943), 11 September 1935, GBP 12
- Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 11 September 1935, GBP 8, no.1786
- Judith Ann Merivale (1860 - 1945), Oxford, May 1915, BP18
- Maria Sophia Merivale (1853 - 1928), Oxford, May 1915, BP18
- John Herman Merivale (1779 - 1844), 1825
- James White (1744 - 1825), Exeter, 1816
- Exhibition History
- British Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings, Leger Galleries, 1994, no. 6
- 1 Paul Oppé records: notes, ca. 1915.
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