Francis Towne (1739-1816)
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Francis Towne (1739-1816)

From West India Docks

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Francis Towne (1739-1816)
From West India Docks
signed, inscribed and dated 'from/the West India/Docks Blackwall/June the 9th. 1813 afternoon/light from the right hand/Francis Towne' (on the reverse)
pencil, pen and brown and grey ink and watercolour
4 3/8 x 7 1/8 in. (11.1 x 18.2 cm.)
Provenance
J.H. Merivale, and by descent in the family.
with The Fine Art Society, London, where purchased by Sir William A Worsley, 1945, 25 gns.
Sir William Worsley (+); Christie's, London, 20 November 1984, lot 79 (unsold) and by descent in the family.
Literature
A. Bury, Francis Towne Lone Star of Water-colour Painting, London, 1962, p. 95.
W.A. Worsley, Early English Watercolours at Hovingham Hall, 1963, no. 44.
Exhibited
York, City of York Art Gallery, Watercolours of Francis Towne, January 1950, no. 11
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