Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd

  • Pen and grey ink and brown wash, watermark 'J WHATMAN'
  • 12 ½ × 18 inches · 318 × 457 mm
  • Signed, inscribed, dated and numbered: ‘No 2 Lake of Albano/Evening Sun behind the trees on the left/hand/july the 10th 1781/Francis Towne’ and further inscribed: ‘A copy of this painted on canvas [sic] the same size for James Curtis Esq. 1784’ (on the verso)

Collections

  • Francis Towne;
  • James White (1744-1825), Exeter, by bequest from the above in 1816;
  • John Herman Merivale (1779-1844), Barton Place, Exeter, by reversion as residuary legatee on White’s death in 1825;
  • Maria Sophia Merivale (1853-1928) and Judith Ann Merivale (1860-1945), grand-daughters of the above, Oxford, by descent May 1915, (Barton Place inventory no. 23);
  • Squire Gallery, acquired from Judith Ann Merivale, 1933 for £6 10s; 
  • Leonard G Duke, acquired from the above, February 1934, for 16 ½ gns (D105);
  • Nigel Warren QC (1912-67), acquired from the above, November 1955, £200;
  • And by descent to 2002;
  • Private collection, USA, 2014. 

Exhibitions

  • Exeter, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Three Exeter Artists of the Eighteenth Century, Festival of Britain, 1951, no. 188.

Literature

  • Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Three Exeter Artists of the Eighteenth Century, exh. cat., Exeter, Festival of Britain, 1951, no. 188.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston