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

On the Dee

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor and black ink over graphite on medium slightly textured cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 3/4 x 19 inches (29.8 x 48.3 cm) and Contemporary drawn border: 16 3/8 x 23 5/8 inches (41.6 x 60 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in black ink, lower left: "F Towne delt 1777 | No 42"; in brown ink, verso, upper center: "No 40 | A Scene on the Bank of the Dee | drawn by Francis Towne | July 17th 1777"; in graphite and black ink, upper center: "on the spot 1777"; in graphite, upper center: "July 17th"; in black ink, lower left: "L.S. Robinson"

Watermarks: (Unidentified CK [letters] on verso of mount)

Signed and dated in black ink, lower left: "F Towne delt 1777 | No 42"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.6292
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cattle | lake | landscape | man | sunrise | trees
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5088
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