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Watercolour - View of Exeter
  • View of Exeter
    Towne, Francis, born 1739 - died 1816
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View of Exeter

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Exeter (made)

  • Date:

    ca. late 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Towne, Francis, born 1739 - died 1816 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased under the terms of the bequest of Francis Ernest Williams in memory of John Alexander Murchison

  • Museum number:

    P.2-1945

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 74

Physical description

Watercolour depicting a view of Exeter, as seen from the Parish of St Thomas on the western side of the River Exe. Signed by the artist and inscribed with note.

Place of Origin

Exeter (made)

Date

ca. late 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Towne, Francis, born 1739 - died 1816 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

Francis / Towne delt. delt (sic)
Signed

Exeter / by / Francis Towne / drawn on the Spot
Inscribed on the back of contemporary mount

Dimensions

Height: 8 in, Width: 12.75 in

Descriptive line

Watercolour by Francis Towne (ca. 1740- 1816) depicting a view of Exeter. Great Britain, ca. late 18th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1945, London: HMSO, 1956.

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Painting

Categories

Paintings; Topographical watercolours

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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