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Creator:
Francis Towne, 1740–1816, British
Title:

Oakhampton Castle

Date:
1772
Medium:
Gray wash and black ink on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 7/8 x 12 5/8 inches (20 x 32.1 cm) and Contemporary drawn border: 13 x 17 1/2 inches (33 x 44.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in gray ink, lower center: "A VIEW OF OAKHAMPTON CASTLE AND TOWN TAKEN IN THE PARK."; in black ink, verso, upper center: "A View of Oakhampton Castle and Town | in the County of Devon | drawn on the spot June 22nd 1772 | by Francis Towne"

Signed and dated in gray ink, lower left: "F. Towne del."; lower right: "1772"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1415
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
castle | hill | landscape | trees | village
Associated Places:
Devon | England | Europe | United Kingdom
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5079
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