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

View of Lake Coniston, Lancashire

Date:
1786
Medium:
Watercolor and pen and brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
12 3/4 × 24 7/8 inches (32.4 × 63.2 cm), 8 3/8 × 20 7/8 inches (21.3 × 53 cm), and 6 1/8 × 18 5/8 inches (15.6 × 47.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, lower left: "F. Towne | delt 1786"; Inscribed in brown ink, verso, upper center: "No 25 A View of the Lake of Coniston in Lancashire drawn on the Spot | by Francis Towne August 15th 1786"

Watermark: Fleur-de-lis (similar to Heawood 1849 with unidentified CK).

Signed and dated in brown ink, lower left: "F. Towne | delt 1786"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.6293
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
hills | house | lake | landscape | mountain | trees
Associated Places:
Coniston Water
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5089
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Fairest Isle - The Appreciation of British Scenery 1750-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 1989-04-12 - 1989-06-25) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Oil on Water - Oil Sketches by British Watercolorists (Yale Center for British Art, 1986-08-26 - 1986-11-09) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Malcolm Cormack, Oil on water, oil sketches by British watercolorists , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1986, p. 54, fig. 60, ND467 C67 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Louis Hawes, Presences of Nature : British Landscape, 1780-1830, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1982, pp. 117-118, no. I.9, pl. 95, ND1354.4 H38 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Duncan Robinson, Fairest isle, the appreciation of British scenery, 1750-1850 : Yale Center for British Art, April 12-June 25, 1989. , Yale Center for British Art, [New Haven, 1989, p. 7 (detail front cover), no. 43, ND1354.4 F35 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, Tate Publishing, London, 1997, pp. 117-118, no. 52, NJ18 T695 W55 1997 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Yale Center for British Art, Great British watercolors : from the Paul Mellon Collection, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2007, pp. 30-32 (detail pp. 31-32), no. 10, ND1928 .Y35 2007 (LC)+ Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]


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