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Creator:
Francis Towne, 1740–1816, British
Title:
Near Ambleside
Date:
1786
Medium:
Watercolor and brown and gray ink with gum on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 x 9 1/8 inches (15.2 x 23.2 cm) and Contemporary drawn border: 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (22.2 x 29.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in black ink, lower left: "F. Towne | delt 1786 No 4"; in brown ink, verso, upper left: "No 4 | Near Ambleside | drawn on the spot | August 7th 1786 | by | Francis Towne"

Signed and dated in black ink, lower left: "F. Towne | delt 1786 No 4"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.6295
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bridge (built work) | hills | landscape | men | river | road | sky | trees
Access:
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Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 63, no. 71, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5091
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