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

The Claudian Aquaduct, Rome

Date:
1785
Medium:
Watercolor with pen and black ink, over graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 5/8 x 18 1/2 inches (32.1 x 47 cm) and Contemporary drawn border: 17 x 23 inches (43.2 x 58.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Watermark: Fleur-de-lis (unidentified)

Signed and dated in pen and black ink, lower right: "F. Towne delt | 1785"

Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower right: "F. Towne delt | 1785"; in pen and brown ink, verso, upper center: "No. 4 a View of the Claudian Aqueduct at Rome | looking towards mount Palatine | Drawn by | Francis Towne | 1785"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.170
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arches | architectural subject | Grand Tour | landscape | people | ruins
Associated Places:
Rome
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5092
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Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977-1986, Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1986, p. 31, no. 126, N590.2 A7 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Graham Reynolds, Scene and Sensibility, TLS, the Times Literary Supplement, issue no. 4178, April 29, 1983, p. 438, Film S748 (SML) Also available OnLine in TLS Historical Archive (ORBIS)

Duncan Robinson, Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977 - 1986, , Burlington Magazine, vol. 128, October 1986, p. 31, no. 126, N1 B87 128:3 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


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