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

Entrance to the Grotto at Posilippo, Naples

Date:
1781
Medium:
Watercolor and gray ink over graphite on medium slightly textured cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 5/8 x 9 1/8 inches (32.1 x 23.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Watermark: Names (Heawood 3462)

Inscribed black ink, upper left: "No 9"; upper center: "Naples | March 23, 1781"; in brown ink, upper center: "Francis Towne"; in graphite, upper center: "32 73.P. Entrance to the Grotto at | Posilippo - see drawings | at B.M."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1416
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cliffs | Grand Tour | grotto | landscape | road
Associated Places:
Naples | Posillipo
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5080
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British Art at Yale, Apollo, v.105, no. 182, April 1977, pp. 271, 273, fig. 8, N5220 M552 A7 1977 OVERSIZE (YCBA) Published as April 1977 issue of Apollo; all of the articles may also be found in bound Apollo Volume [N1 A54 105:2 +]

Graham Reynolds, English Landscape 1630-1850, Apollo, vol.105, no. 182, April 1977, p. 271, 273, fig. 8, N1 A54 105:2 + (YCBA) Another copy of this article may be found in a separately bound and catalogued copy of this issue located on the Mellon Shelf [call number : N5220 M552 A7 1977 + (YCBA)]

Simon Schama, The Yale Centre for British Art, TLS, the Times Literary Supplement, Issue no. 3923, May 20, 1977, p. 620, Film S748 (SML) Also avaiable online in TLS Historical Archive (ORBIS)


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