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Drawing - Landscape Composition - Moonlight
  • Landscape Composition - Moonlight
    Francia, François Louis Thomas, born 1772 - died 1839
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Landscape Composition - Moonlight

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (drawn)

  • Date:

    20/05/1799 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Francia, François Louis Thomas, born 1772 - died 1839 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Sepia drawing

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 26, box B

Physical description

Sepia drawing depicting a landscape view in the moonlight with a long inscription by the artist on the reverse.

Place of Origin

London (drawn)


20/05/1799 (made)


Francia, François Louis Thomas, born 1772 - died 1839 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Sepia drawing

Marks and inscriptions

'This drawing was made on Monday May 20th 1799 at the room of Robert Ker Porter of No. 16 Great Newport Street, Leicester Square, in the very painting room, that formerly was Sir Josuah (sic) Reynolds's, and since has been Dr Samuel Johnson's; and for the first time on the above day convened a small and select society of Young Painters under the title (as I give it) of the Brothers ; met for the purpose of establishing by practice a school of Historic Landscape, the subjects being designs from poetick passages;
Ls. Francia.
The Society consists of Worthington, J. C. Denham, Treasr., Rt. Kr. Porter, Ts. Girtin, Ts. Underwood, Ge. Samuel, & Ls Francia Secrety.'
Inscribed on reverse. See 'The Connoisseur' LXIII, 189.


Height: 8.625 in, Width: 14.375 in

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Sepia drawing by François Louis Thomas Francia entitled 'Landscape Composition - Moonlight'. Great Britain, 1799.





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