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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:
Mount: 12 3/4 × 24 7/8 inches (32.4 × 63.2 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 8 3/8 × 20 7/8 inches (21.3 × 53 cm), and Sheet: 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:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5089
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