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Rydal Water

Watercolour
1789 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Watercolour painting of the valley of Rydal Water in the Lake District. Signed and dated by the artist and inscribed with title and note.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour
Brief Description
Watercolour depicting Rydal Water in the Lake District by Francis Towne (1740-1816). Great Britain, 1789.
Physical Description
Watercolour painting of the valley of Rydal Water in the Lake District. Signed and dated by the artist and inscribed with title and note.
Dimensions
  • Height: 15.7cm
  • Width: 23.7cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • F Towne / delt 1789 / No. 8 (Signed and dated in ink)
  • Taken at the going off of / a storm / No. 8 / Rydal Water / with Mr Jones and Sir Michael Fleming / Drawn by Francis Towne / 1789 (obliterated)/ London / Leicester Square (obliterated)/ 1790 (?) (obliterated) (Inscribed in ink on the back of the mount)
Gallery Label
Francis Towne 1740?-1816 Rydal Water Signed and dated 1786 Towne's watercolours have a strong, distinctive outline and pristine colours. This is apparently a leaf from a sketchbook that he used during a tour of the Lake District. Its picturesque landscape was very popular with painters at this period. Watercolour on paper Given by the Misses Buckingham Museum no. P.19-1921
Credit line
Given by the Misses Buckingham
Subjects depicted
Places Depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Coombs, Katherine British watercolours : 1750-1950 . London: V&A Publications, 2012p.43, pl.32
Collection
Accession Number
P.19-1921

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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