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

Windermere at Sunset

Date:
1786
Medium:
Watercolor and brown ink over graphite on medium moderately textured cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches (15.6 x 23.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in black ink, lower left: "No. 29"; In brown ink, verso, upper left: "No 29"; upper right: "taken after the sun was [?down] on the right hand side"; upper center: "a view taken from Law Wood, looking over the Lake of Windermere in Westmoreland, | to the mountains at the head of Coniston Lake. | drawn by Francis Towne August 16th, 1786"; upper left: "London | Leicester Square | July 7th 1791."

Signed in black ink, lower left: "F. Towne. del. 1786"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1759
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
lake | landscape | mountains | sunset | trees
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5081
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