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Landscape painter, Naval painter, b. 1739 - d. 1816

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    • Francis Towne (1739-1816), A view of Lake Leman with figures in the foreground
      Feb. 14, 2024

      Francis Towne (1739-1816), A view of Lake Leman with figures in the foreground

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      Francis Towne (1739-1816) A view of Lake Leman with figures in the foreground  Watercolour on paper  Property of a lady  Provenance: Charles Russell Collection; The Fine Art Society, April 1959, no. 31; C. H. Dawnay  Dimensions: (Paper) 16.25 in. (H) x 13.25 in. (W) (Frame) 26.25 in. (H) x 22.75 in. (W)

      Sloane Street Auctions
    • Francis Towne (1739-1816), A view of Lake Leman with figures in the foreground
      Nov. 30, 2023

      Francis Towne (1739-1816), A view of Lake Leman with figures in the foreground

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      Francis Towne (1739-1816) A view of Lake Leman with figures in the foreground  Watercolour on paper Property of a lady Provenance: Charles Russell Collection; The Fine Art Society, April 1959, no. 31; C. H. Dawnay Dimensions: (Paper) 16.25 in. (H) x 13.25 in. (W) (Frame) 26.25 in. (H) x 22.75 in. (W)

      Sloane Street Auctions
    • Towne ( Francis, 1739/1740-1816). Alpine River, watercolour
      Jul. 20, 2023

      Towne ( Francis, 1739/1740-1816). Alpine River, watercolour

      Est: £7,000 - £10,000

      Towne ( Francis, 1739/1740-1816). Alpine River, watercolour * Towne (Francis, 1739/40-1816). Alpine River with Torrent, 1782, watercolour on laid paper with pencil, pen and grey ink, heightened with gum arabic, and scratching out, signed to lower centre 'F. Towne del. 1782', partly obliterated by the artist (see note on this work below), mounted on card by the artist, partial inscription to sheet edge verso 'No. 2..', gum arabic wash to verso, sheet size 287 x 467 mm (11 3/8 x 18 1/2 ins), framed and glazed (49.5 x 65 cm) QTY: (1) NOTE: Provenance: Iolo Aneurin Williams (1890-1962), collector and author of Early English Watercolours and Some Cognate Drawings by Artists born not later than 1785 (London: Connoisseur, 1952), purchased by him from an unidentified exhibition in 1929. Literature Adrian Bury, Francis Towne, Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting (Charles Skilton, 1962), page 149, listed as in the ownership of Iolo A. Williams, Esq., Alpine Landscape with Torrent, 'Signature F. Towne is partly erased but still just visible.' Richard Stephens, A Catalogue Raisonné of Francis Towne (2016), FT362. Exhibited: Exhibition of Original Drawings at the Gallery, No.20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square. A series of the most picturesque scenes in the neighbourhood of Rome, Naples and other parts of Italy, Switzerland, etc. together with a select number of views of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmoreland, And in North Wales, London, 1805, number 99 or 117 as 'Near the Source of the Rhine'; Unidentified exhibition, 1929. Catalogue Note The central experience of Francis Towne's artistic life was his year in Italy in 1780-1, studying the ruins of ancient Rome and the vistas of the campagna. He made the present drawing as he travelled back to England in August and September 1781, accompanied by John 'Warwick' Smith. As he crossed the Splugen Pass from Italy, and through Switzerland to Chamonix, Towne worked concurrently from two sketchbooks, producing from each a numbered series of drawings. The present work is from the larger series, drawn on highly prized Dutch C & I HONIG paper. Sheets were sought after by 20th century collectors and examples from the series are to be found in the British Museum, the National Gallery, Melbourne, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, among other museums. It is unknown how large the series was, but twenty-four drawings survive, the latest being numbered 29, a view of Pantenbruck in the canton of Glarus from 3 September (Leeds City Art Gallery). Most of the inscription on the present drawing has been cut away, leaving its place in the sequence uncertain; but it is numbered '24' or '34' and, if the latter, it may depict a part of Towne's Swiss travels not otherwise recorded, for his route from Glarus to Chamonix is largely unknown. The artistic triumphs of his year abroad did not lead to recognition for Towne during the latter part of his career. Though he exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy in London, whose membership he sought frequently, he continued to make his living as a drawing master and viewmaker in Devon, far from the centre of the art world. It was not until the 1920s – a century after his death – that the discovery in an Exeter villa of hundreds of his sketches – bequeathed by the artist to friends, the Merivale family – led to the recognition of Towne as one of the great landscape painters in watercolour. The present work, however, is among the very few that did not descend through the Merivale family, and it probably left Towne's ownership during his lifetime. It is also unusual among Towne's Swiss drawings for, whereas most are monochrome studies, this drawing and two others – a view on Lake Como (British Museum) and of the river Nolla at Thusis (Courtauld Institute) – are highly coloured. The latter part of Towne's career co-incided with changing fashions in landscape art, as a new generation of 'painters in watercolour' cast off the earlier conventions of pen and wash drawing, in which Towne had been trained, and transformed the medium with strong colouring and atmospheric effects that until then had been reserved for oils. In the early 1800s this new artistic fashion helped raise the status of watercolour painters, who formed their own exhibiting society that rivalled the oils-based Royal Academy. The present watercolour is one of many continental studies that Towne returned to in old age, developing them as highly coloured watercolours in this new painterly tradition. Much of this was done in preparation for the exhibition of his life's work he organised in 1805, which marked his effective retirement. The present drawing appears to have featured in the exhibition, and it may also have been the point when it left Towne's ownership. Not only is it highly coloured, and mounted by Towne (the mat has since been cut down), but Towne has erased his signature and date, as he did from several of the oldest exhibits. In his adoption of the newer painterly style Towne wished to be accepted as a progenitor of the successful new school of watercolour art. Dominic Winter Auctioneers are grateful to Richard Stephens for the historical note to this watercolour.

      Dominic Winter Auctions
    • Francis Towne (British, 1740-1816), A view of Berry Castle, watercolour with pen and ink, 21 x 33.5cm
      Mar. 14, 2023

      Francis Towne (British, 1740-1816), A view of Berry Castle, watercolour with pen and ink, 21 x 33.5cm

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      Francis Towne (British, 1740-1816) A view of Berry Castle watercolour with pen and ink signed and dated 1784 and inscribed ‘A view of Berry Castle in the County of Devon, drawn on the spot by Francis Town 1784'

      Gorringes
    • Francis Towne (British, 1740-1816), 'Waterfall at Chudley Rock', watercolour and ink, 22.5 x 18cm
      Mar. 14, 2023

      Francis Towne (British, 1740-1816), 'Waterfall at Chudley Rock', watercolour and ink, 22.5 x 18cm

      Est: £2,500 - £3,500

      Francis Towne (British, 1740-1816) 'Waterfall at Chudley Rock' watercolour and ink signed and dated 1787

      Gorringes
    • Francis Towne (British, 1739/40-1816), A Mountain Stream
      Dec. 08, 2021

      Francis Towne (British, 1739/40-1816), A Mountain Stream

      Est: £400 - £600

      Francis Towne (British, 1739/40-1816), A Mountain Stream Francis Towne (British, 1739/40-1816), A Mountain Stream, signed lower left, indistinctly inscribed and initialled top right, Agnews label and titled verso, watercolour, 28cm x 20cm Provenance: private local collection, purchased from Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd.

      Halls Fine Art
    • Circle of Francis Towne (British 1739-1816)
      Jul. 09, 2021

      Circle of Francis Towne (British 1739-1816)

      Est: £800 - £1,200

      Circle of Francis Towne (British 1739-1816) Circle of Francis Towne (British 1739-1816) A collection of five landscapes including, a West Country view with cattle, inscribed and dated Mr Towne 1792 verso, and Watcomb Cove near Torbay, inscribed with title and dated 1791 verso, both by a pupil of Francis Towne; A Swiss View, inscribed and dated Mr Smith 1792, and A view of the house, probably of Mr Martinelli, North of Rome, the first after John Warwick Smith and a Rocky landscape with a waterfall by another hand, inscribed From Mr Smith, verso each watercolour various sizes All unframed (5) The West Country view with cattle is by a pupil of Francis Towne. The colouring may have been enhanced by Towne himself, who, as a drawing master often helped his pupils. The view of Watcomb Cove near Torbay is also by a pupil of Towne. Both works will be included in the forthcoming update of the Towne catalogue raisonné by Richard Stephens. The view of a house North of Rome, resembles the house of Mr Martinelli who hosted a number of English artists who stayed there in the 1770's. We are grateful to Richard Stephens for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.

      Chiswick Auctions
    • Francis Towne (British, 1739-1816) Lake Maggiore with Sunlight Breaking Through Clouds, 1781
      May. 03, 2021

      Francis Towne (British, 1739-1816) Lake Maggiore with Sunlight Breaking Through Clouds, 1781

      Est: $15,000 - $25,000

      Francis Towne (British, 1739-1816) Lake Maggiore with Sunlight Breaking Through Clouds, 1781 watercolor and pen and brown ink on paper laid to board, mounted by the artist signed F. Towne, dated, and inscribed (lower left) 8 ¼ x 10 ¼ inches. This lot is listed as catalogue number F313 in the online Francis Towne catalogue raisonne, as Lake Maggiore. Provenance: Arthur Champernowne, presumably bought from the artist By descent to Arthur Melville Champernowne, great-grandson of the above Sold: Sotheby's, London, May 20, 1936, Lot 1 Private Collection Sold: Sotheby's, London, June 9, 1938 Palser Gallery, acquired at the above sale Sold: Sotheby's, London, March 19, 1958, Lot 33 Sir William Worsley, Bt, acquired at the above sale Thence by descent Sold: Christie's, London, November 20, 1984, Lot 72 Colnaghi, London, acquired at the above sale Acquired directly from the above by the present owner, 1985 Exhibited: London, Gallery No. 20 Lower Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, Exhibition of Original Drawings, no. 120, 121, or 122, as Lake of Maggiore Leeds, Leeds City Art Gallery, October 8 - November 23, 1958, no. 97 London, Colnaghi, English Watercolours & Drawings, May 8 - 24, 1985, no. 45 Literature: Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Water-Colour Painting, London, 1962, p. 144 Sir William Worsley, Early English Water-Colours at Hovingham Hall, 1963, p. 15 Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, London, 1997, p. 91 Gerald Bauer, Le Siecle d'Or de L'Aquarelle Anglaise, Paris, 1998, p. 42 Property from a Private Collection, Taos, New Mexico

      Hindman
    • Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London)
      Apr. 15, 2021

      Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London)

      Est: £50,000 - £70,000

      Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London) The source of the Rhine with Mount Splügen pen and grey ink, blue and grey wash on paper watermarked C & I Honig 11 1/8 x 18 ¼ in. (29.5 x 46.5 cm)

      Christie's
    • FRANCIS TOWNE (MIDDLESEX 1739-1816 LONDON), A view of the park at Oatlands, near Weybridge, Surrey,
      Dec. 08, 2020

      FRANCIS TOWNE (MIDDLESEX 1739-1816 LONDON), A view of the park at Oatlands, near Weybridge, Surrey,

      Est: £7,000 - £10,000

      FRANCIS TOWNE (MIDDLESEX 1739-1816 LONDON) A view of the park at Oatlands, near Weybridge, Surrey inscribed 'A View taken from Oatlands the seat of his Grace the Duke of/ Newcastle/ January the 22 nd . 1782 settled with Michael Sanders Esq. this picture/ the size to be 3 foot 8 inches by 2 foot 8 inches to have twenty five guineas for it' ( verso ) and with inscription '184 BP' ( verso , under the mount) pencil, pen and grey ink, grey wash on paper with a Strasbourg Lily watermark 10 3/4 x 14 7/8 in. (27.3 x 37.8 cm.) ,

      Christie's
    • FRANCIS TOWNE (MIDDLESEX 1739-1816 LONDON) - View of the waterfall at Chudleigh Rock, Devon
      Jul. 27, 2020

      FRANCIS TOWNE (MIDDLESEX 1739-1816 LONDON) - View of the waterfall at Chudleigh Rock, Devon

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      FRANCIS TOWNE (MIDDLESEX 1739-1816 LONDON) View of the waterfall at Chudleigh Rock, Devon signed and dated 'F. Towne. delt./ 1787' (lower left) and inscribed 'Waterfall at Chudleigh Rock/ Francis Towne/ 1787' (on the verso of the original mount) pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour6 x 7 in. (15.2 x 17.8 cm.)

      Christie's
    • FRANCIS TOWNE (MIDDLESEX 1739-1816 LONDON) - A view in Werrington Park, Cornwall
      Jul. 27, 2020

      FRANCIS TOWNE (MIDDLESEX 1739-1816 LONDON) - A view in Werrington Park, Cornwall

      Est: £2,500 - £3,500

      FRANCIS TOWNE (MIDDLESEX 1739-1816 LONDON) A view in Werrington Park, Cornwall signed 'F. Towne/ delt.' (lower right) and inscribed 'This drawing done on the spot/ in Werington Park/ in the County of Devon/ by/ Francis Towne' (verso) pencil and watercolour57⁄8 x 71⁄2 in. (14.9 x 19 cm.)

      Christie's
    • Attributed to Francis Towne (1739-1816) - Welsh Riverscape, c1790 20 x 25 cm (frame: 31 x 36 x 3 cm)
      May. 28, 2020

      Attributed to Francis Towne (1739-1816) - Welsh Riverscape, c1790 20 x 25 cm (frame: 31 x 36 x 3 cm)

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Attributed to Francis Towne (1739-1816) Welsh Riverscape, c1790 pencil and watercolour 20 x 25 cm (frame: 31 x 36 x 3 cm) unsigned; label on verso

      Lawsons
    • Francis Towne (Isleworth 1739-1816 London) - The Lake of Wyburn (Thirlmere), with Raven Crag to the left and Skiddaw beyond,...
      Jan. 28, 2020

      Francis Towne (Isleworth 1739-1816 London) - The Lake of Wyburn (Thirlmere), with Raven Crag to the left and Skiddaw beyond,...

      Est: $20,000 - $30,000

      Francis Towne (Isleworth 1739-1816 London) The Lake of Wyburn (Thirlmere), with Raven Crag to the left and Skiddaw beyond,... pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolor, on two joined sheets of a sketchbook 6. 1/8 x 18. 1/2 in. (15.7 x 47.2 cm)

      Christie's
    • FRANCIS TOWNE | Lake of Clonthalee near Glarus, Switzerland
      Jul. 03, 2019

      FRANCIS TOWNE | Lake of Clonthalee near Glarus, Switzerland

      Est: £30,000 - £50,000

      Grey wash with pen and ink on laid paper, watermarked with the fleur-de-lis; inscribed, dated and signed  verso: Lake of Clonthalee near Glaris / No 26th. Sept 2nd 1781 light from the left hand in the morning / Francis Towne

      Sotheby's
    • Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London) View of the waterfall at Chudleigh Rock, Devon pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour 6 x 7 in. (15.2 x 17.8 cm.)
      Jul. 02, 2019

      Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London) View of the waterfall at Chudleigh Rock, Devon pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour 6 x 7 in. (15.2 x 17.8 cm.)

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London) View of the waterfall at Chudleigh Rock, Devon signed and dated 'F. Towne. delt./ 1787' (lower left) and inscribed 'Waterfall at Chudleigh Rock/ Francis Towne/ 1787' (on the verso of the original mount) pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour 6 x 7 in. (15.2 x 17.8 cm.)

      Christie's
    • Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London) A view in Werrington Park, Cornwall pencil and watercolour 5 7/8 x 7 ½ in. (14.9 x 19 cm.)
      Jul. 02, 2019

      Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London) A view in Werrington Park, Cornwall pencil and watercolour 5 7/8 x 7 ½ in. (14.9 x 19 cm.)

      Est: £5,000 - £7,000

      Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London) A view in Werrington Park, Cornwall signed 'F. Towne/ delt.' (lower right) and inscribed 'This drawing done on the spot/ in Werington Park/ in the County of Devon/ by/ Francis Towne' pencil and watercolour 5 7/8 x 7 ½ in. (14.9 x 19 cm.)

      Christie's
    • FRANCIS TOWNE (BRITISH 1739 - 1816)
      Mar. 06, 2019

      FRANCIS TOWNE (BRITISH 1739 - 1816)

      Est: £400 - £600

      FRANCIS TOWNE (BRITISH 1739 - 1816) View from Barton Place Inscribed  Pen and ink over pencil  23.5 x 16.4 cm (9 3/8 x 6 1/2 in) Provenance: With Thos. Agnew & Sons. Ltd., No. 28016 Barton Place, Exeter was the family home of the Merivale family. John Herman Merivale (1779-1844) was a noted and accomplished scholar, and a friend of Lord Byron, who praised his translations and original poems, and a great patron of Francis Towne. The Merivale's were part of a group in Exeter with whom Francis Towne was engaged professionally and socially, which included James White, and his nephew John White Abbott, William Jackson, and John Downman. Towne gave art classes to the Merivale children at Barton Place, and was always afforded a warm welcome by the family. Merivale, James White, and Towne formed a firm friendship, and when feeling the need for a change of scenery, Towne made an excursion with the two of them to the Lake District in 1786. Towne also made Merivale the ultimate beneficiary of his estate, including his drawings and paintings. Many of these drawings were discovered hidden away in folios in Barton Place by Paul Oppe.

      Chiswick Auctions
    • FRANCIS TOWNE (ISLEWORTH 1739-1816) - The Breidden Hills going from Shrewsbury to Welshpool
      Oct. 24, 2018

      FRANCIS TOWNE (ISLEWORTH 1739-1816) - The Breidden Hills going from Shrewsbury to Welshpool

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      FRANCIS TOWNE (ISLEWORTH 1739-1816) The Breidden Hills going from Shrewsbury to Welshpool inscribed, signed and dated ‘Malagolean Hills going/ from Shrewsbury to Welch Pool/ august 24th 1810, morning light/ from the left hand/ Francis Towne’ (on verso) pencil, pen and ink and watercolour on paper 16.9 x 25.4cm (6 5/8 x 10in).

      Bonhams
    • FRANCIS TOWNE | The Wrekin 
      Jul. 04, 2018

      FRANCIS TOWNE | The Wrekin 

      Est: £1,200 - £1,800

      Pen and grey ink and wash over pencil; inscribed, verso: The Wrekin in the Road between Wenlock / & Shrewsbury -

      Sotheby's
    • FRANCIS TOWNE | Charles Church, Plymouth
      Jul. 04, 2018

      FRANCIS TOWNE | Charles Church, Plymouth

      Est: £3,000 - £4,000

      Watercolour, heightened with pen and grey ink; signed, dated and inscribed, verso: No 16 Plymouth / Sept 5. 1815 from 10 minutes / after 1 till 20 minutes after 2 o'clock / Francis Towne

      Sotheby's
    • FRANCIS TOWNE | Frascati, near Rome
      Jul. 04, 2018

      FRANCIS TOWNE | Frascati, near Rome

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      Pen and grey ink and wash; signed and dated, verso: Francis Towne / 1781

      Sotheby's
    • FRANCIS TOWNE | A view of a Hermitage at Rocca di Papa, near Lake Albano, Italy
      Jul. 04, 2018

      FRANCIS TOWNE | A view of a Hermitage at Rocca di Papa, near Lake Albano, Italy

      Est: £6,000 - £8,000

      Pen and grey ink and wash; signed and dated, verso: A View of a Hermitage & Rocca del Papa / Francis Towne / 1781

      Sotheby's
    • FRANCIS TOWNE (ISLEWORTH 1739-1816) The Lady Chapel of Glastonbury Abbey signed and d
      Jul. 05, 2017

      FRANCIS TOWNE (ISLEWORTH 1739-1816) The Lady Chapel of Glastonbury Abbey signed and d

      Est: £20,000 - £30,000

      FRANCIS TOWNE (ISLEWORTH 1739-1816) The Lady Chapel of Glastonbury Abbey signed and dated ‘F.Towne/delt.1777’ (lower left), inscribed ‘A View of Glastonbury Abbey/drawn by Francis Towne/1777’ (on the reverse of the artist’s mount) and signed ‘Francis Towne’ and numbered ‘No 53’ (on the reverse of the original sheet prior to being laid down) pencil, pen, black ink and watercolour on paper laid down onto a mount by the artist 29.7 x 48.2cm (11 11/16 x 19in).

      Bonhams
    • *TOWNE, FRANCIS
      Sep. 27, 2015

      *TOWNE, FRANCIS

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      (1739-1816 British) "The Day's Catch", oil on canvas, approximate image size 14 1/2" x 19", frame 19 1/2" x 24".

      Bunte Auction Services
    • Francis Towne (1739-1816) Italian landscape with figures and houses viewed from an ancient archway, 7 x 9.5in.
      Feb. 26, 2015

      Francis Towne (1739-1816) Italian landscape with figures and houses viewed from an ancient archway, 7 x 9.5in.

      Est: £1,200 - £1,500

      Francis Towne (1739-1816) ink and watercolour, Italian landscape with figures and houses viewed from an ancient archway, signed and dated 1795, 7 x 9.5in.

      Gorringes
    • Francis Towne (1739-1816) A view near Hornsey pen and brown ink and waterco
      Jan. 28, 2015

      Francis Towne (1739-1816) A view near Hornsey pen and brown ink and waterco

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      Francis Towne (1739-1816) A view near Hornsey pen and brown ink and watercolour on paper 5 ¾ x 7 ¼ in. (14.6 x 18.5 cm.)

      Christie's
    • Francis Towne (Isleworth 1739-1816 London)
      Dec. 05, 2013

      Francis Towne (Isleworth 1739-1816 London)

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      Francis Towne (Isleworth 1739-1816 London) >Edinburgh Castle from the south<br>signed, dated, inscribed and numbered >‘No 2Edinburgh Castle/August 14. 1811/Francis Towne’ (on the verso, lower left) >pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour<br>6¾ x 10 in. (17 x 25.4 cm.)

      Christie's
    • Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London)
      Jul. 02, 2013

      Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London)

      Est: -

      Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London) The West Front of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire signed and dated 'F. Towne, delt 1777 No. 49, (lower right) pencil, pen and grey ink, and watercolour 11½ x 14½ in. (29.2 x 36.8 cm.)

      Christie's
    • Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London)
      Jul. 02, 2013

      Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London)

      Est: -

      Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London) A blasted pine in the gardens of the Villa Mondragone Gardens, Frascati, Italy signed, inscribed and dated 'Blasted Pine Tree in the Villa Dragona Frascati Francis Towne 1781' (on the verso) pen and grey ink, grey wash 12 x 8 in. (30.5. x 21.6 cm.)

      Christie's
    • Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London)
      Jul. 02, 2013

      Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London)

      Est: -

      Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London) Villa Adriana, Tivoli, Italy signed, inscribed, dated and numbered 'No. 42 May 22, 1781. Villa Adriana afternoon light from the left hand Francis Towne' pen and black ink and watercolour 8 x 6 in. (22.3 x 16.6 cm.)

      Christie's
    • Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London)
      Jul. 02, 2013

      Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London)

      Est: -

      Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London) Villa Adriana, Tivoli, Italy signed, inscribed, dated and numbered 'No. 41 May 22. 1781. Villa Adriana. Light coming on the left-hand side. Francis Towne' (according to a typed label on the backboard) pen and black ink and watercolour, fragmentary watermark 6 x 8 in. (15.2 x 21.6 cm.)

      Christie's
    • Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London)
      Jul. 02, 2013

      Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London)

      Est: -

      Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London) Villa Adriana, Tivoli, Italy signed, inscribed, dated and numbered 'No. 40 May 22 1781 Villa Adriano [sic] light on the right hand side afternoon Francis Towne' (on the verso) and with inscription '15 B.P.' (on the verso, in the hand of Paul Oppé) pen and black ink and watercolour 6 3/8 x 8¾in. (16.2 x 22.2 cm.)

      Christie's
    • Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London)
      Jul. 02, 2013

      Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London)

      Est: -

      Francis Towne (Middlesex 1739-1816 London) Rome, going out from Porta Pia looking towards the Sabine Mountains signed, inscribed and dated 'Rome Going from the Port of Pia looking towards the Sabine mountains drawn on the Spot 1781 Francis Towne delt' (on the verso) and with inscription '3 B.P.' (on the verso, in the hand of Paul Oppé) pen and grey ink, blue and grey wash, watermark Strasburg Lily 8 x 10 in. (21.6 x 27.3 cm.)

      Christie's
    • Attributed to Francis Towne, 1740 - 1816, England
      Jun. 21, 2013

      Attributed to Francis Towne, 1740 - 1816, England

      Est: £150 - £250

      Attributed to Francis Towne, 1740 - 1816, England FIGURES ON A TRACK Pen and ink, 21.5cms x 13.5cms

      Jacobs & Hunt
    • Attributed to Francis Towne, 1740 - 1816, England
      May. 24, 2013

      Attributed to Francis Towne, 1740 - 1816, England

      Est: £250 - £450

      Attributed to Francis Towne, 1740 - 1816, England FIGURES ON A TRACK Pen and ink, 21.5cms x 13.5cms

      Jacobs & Hunt
    • Francis Towne, (British, 1739-1816), The Day's Catch
      Sep. 24, 2012

      Francis Towne, (British, 1739-1816), The Day's Catch

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Francis Towne (British, 1739-1816) The Day's Catch oil on canvas 14 1/2 x 19 inches.

      Hindman
    • Francis Towne (Isleworth 1739-1816 London)
      Jul. 10, 2012

      Francis Towne (Isleworth 1739-1816 London)

      Est: £20,000 - £30,000

      Francis Towne (Isleworth 1739-1816 London) View of the cataract of the Mothvaye, Merionethshire, North Wales signed, numbered and dated 'No. 14/F. Towne delt/1777' (lower left) and further signed, inscribed, dated and numbered 'No. 14/A View of the Cataract of the Mothvaye/in Merionethshire North Wales/drawn on the spot/by/Francis Towne/1777/London/Leicester Square/June 20th 1777' and further indistinctly inscribed 'Mawdach Rhaiadr Mawdach ...' (on the reverse of the original mount) pencil, pen and black ink and watercolour, heightened with touches of bodycolour and with scratching out, on four joined sheets, watermark 'I VILLEDARY' 12 x 17 in. (31.8 x 43.2 cm.)

      Christie's
    • Circle of Francis Towne, British 1739-1816-
      Jun. 19, 2012

      Circle of Francis Towne, British 1739-1816-

      Est: £400 - £600

      Circle of Francis Towne, British 1739-1816- "Potterdale Inn, Sept 4th"; pen and brown ink on buff, titled, 17.5x15.2cm: together with twenty two further pen, brown ink and wash on buff and grey, by the same hand, mainly titled and dated, depicting landscape scenes of Derwent Water from Castle Hill, Glenridding, Cairn, Langdale Pikes, Castle Rock St John's Vale, Keswick from Greta Bridge, Pooley Bridge, Mardale Bridge and others, various sizes, (23), (part unframed)

      Roseberys
    • *Francis Towne, (British, 1739-1816), The Day's Catch
      May. 02, 2012

      *Francis Towne, (British, 1739-1816), The Day's Catch

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Francis Towne (British, 1739-1816) The Day's Catch oil on canvas 14 1/2 x 19 inches.

      Hindman
    • FRANCIS TOWNE
      Jul. 07, 2011

      FRANCIS TOWNE

      Est: £6,000 - £8,000

      PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN ISLEWORTH, MIDDLESEX BAP. 1739-1816 LONDON OKEHAMPTON CASTLE, DEVON together with a Study of a Tree; and Hagar in the Wilderness, by the same hand Quantity: 3 The first pen and black ink and grey wash over traces of pencil, on laid paper; the second pen and brown ink, on laid paper, original wash-line mount; the third pen and brown ink and watercolour, on laid paper; the first inscribed, verso: Oakhampton Castle; the second signed, lower left: F. Towne delt.; the third signed, lower left: F. Towne / delt; further inscribed verso: No. 8 The first 200 by 323 mm; the second 156 by 102 mm; the third 275 by 190 mm

      Sotheby's
    • FRANCIS TOWNE
      Jul. 07, 2011

      FRANCIS TOWNE

      Est: £8,000 - £12,000

      ISLEWORTH, MIDDLESEX BAP. 1739-1816 LONDON MOUNT EDGCUMBE, CORNWALL Pen and grey ink with grey wash and watercolour over pencil, unframed 168 by 257 mm

      Sotheby's
    • FRANCIS TOWNE
      Jul. 07, 2011

      FRANCIS TOWNE

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      ISLEWORTH, MIDDLESEX BAP. 1739-1816 LONDON ITALIAN LANDSCAPE WITH BUILDINGS BY A STREAM Watercolour over traces of pencil, with pen and grey ink, on laid paper watermarked: JW with a Strasburg Lily, unframed 240 by 186 mm

      Sotheby's
    • FRANCIS TOWNE
      Jul. 07, 2011

      FRANCIS TOWNE

      Est: £6,000 - £8,000

      ISLEWORTH, MIDDLESEX BAP. 1739-1816 LONDON THE COASTLINE NEAR LYNTON, DEVON Pen and black ink with grey wash, on laid paper watermarked J WHATMAN, unframed 245 by 350 mm

      Sotheby's
    • FRANCIS TOWNE
      Jul. 07, 2011

      FRANCIS TOWNE

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      ISLEWORTH, MIDDLESEX BAP. 1739-1816 LONDON A LADY WALKING BESIDE AN ITALIAN LAKE Pen and black ink with grey and brown wash, on laid paper, original wash-line mount; signed in pen and black ink, lower right: F. Towne del / 1780 250 by 185 mm

      Sotheby's
    • Francis Towne (British, 1739-1816) 'On the road over the Moor to Tavistock'
      Mar. 01, 2011

      Francis Towne (British, 1739-1816) 'On the road over the Moor to Tavistock'

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      'On the road over the Moor to Tavistock' signed, inscribed and dated 'No 2/near 1 o'clock/On the road over the Moor to Tavistock/August 29th 1815 Francis Towne' (verso), pen, ink and watercolour 13.9 x 23cm (5 1/2 x 9 1/16in).

      Bonhams
    • FRANCIS TOWNE
      Jul. 14, 2010

      FRANCIS TOWNE

      Est: £80,000 - £120,000

      FRANCIS TOWNE 1740-1816 A VIEW NEAR THE ARCO SCURO, LOOKING TOWARDS THE VILLA MEDICI, ROME signed l.r.: Francis Towne. delt / 1785 , and inscribed on the mount ( verso ): No.2. A View near the Arco Scuro, looking towards / The Villa Medici, at Rome / Drawn / by / Francis Towne / 1785 watercolour over pencil with pen and brown ink on laid paper, held in a British neo-classical frame 32.5 by 47.5 cm.; 12 3/4 by 18 3/4 in.

      Sotheby's
    • FRANCIS TOWNE
      Jul. 14, 2010

      FRANCIS TOWNE

      Est: £80,000 - £120,000

      FRANCIS TOWNE 1740-1816 LAKE OF ALBANO, MORNING SUN RISING OVER ROCCA DEL PAPA signed and inscribed verso : Morning sun rising over rocca del Papa / Lake of Albano / July 12 th 1781 / Francis Towne pen and black ink with watercolour over pencil on laid paper watermarked J. WHATMAN, held in a British neo-classical frame 31 by 46 cm.; 12 by 18 in.

      Sotheby's
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