A ruin on the road going to Ponte Nomentana in the neighbourhood of Rome
12 ⅝ × 18 ½ inches · 320 × 470 mm
Signed, dated and inscribed verso on the original mount: No 6 Rome A view of a Sepulchre on the left hand side of the road going out at the port of Pia to Ponte Nomentana drawn on the spot by Francis Towne 1786
Private collection, UK, to circa 1970;
Dr J. G. Goldyne, 1996;
London, Henry Tresham’s gallery, 20 Lower Brook Street, 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, West Moreland and North Wales. The whole drawn on the spot by Francis Towne, Landscape painter, February 1805, no. 139.
Adrian Bury, Francis Towne: Lone Star of Watercolour painting, 1962, p. 121;
To be included in Richard Stephens’s catalogue raisonné of Francis Towne’s works.