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François Louis Thomas Francia, 1772–1839, French, active in Britain

Mousehold Heath, Norwich

Former Title(s):

Mousehold Heath

Watercolor on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches (31.8 x 23.5 cm)

Inscribed in in watercolor, lower left: "Francia"; inscribed on back in graphite, center: "Done for his friend. Wm Peirson | as a small return for his | Imitations of Kobell's Etchings | by L'Francia. 1808-"

Watermark: [illeg.] DANGO[?]IOIS/ [Illeg.]/ BB

Signed in watercolor, lower left: "Francia"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
hills | landscape | pond | road | trees
Associated Places:
England | Europe | Mousehold Heath | Norfolk | Norwich | United Kingdom
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IIIF Manifest:

Presences of Nature - British Landscape 1780-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-10 - 1983-02) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Louis Francia (Musée des Beaux Arts et de la Dentelle, 1988-10-15 - 1988-01-10) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

English Landscape (Paul Mellon Collection) 1630-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-07-17) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

A loan exhibition of English drawings and watercolours from the collection of Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon of Upperville, Virginia, P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, 1964, cat. no.44, N5247.M385 L62 (YCBA) [YCBA]

An exhibition of English drawings and water colors from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, February 18-April 1, 1962, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1962, p. 10, cat. no. 32, NC228 U6 (YCBA) Copy 2 is on Mellon Shelf [YCBA]

British Drawings and Water-Colours in an American Collection-, Illustrated London News, vol.240,no. 6403, April 21, 1962, p. 627, Available Online: Illus.London News Hist. Archive [ORBIS]

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 102, no. 168, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Yale University Art Gallery, English drawings and watercolors, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, April 15 - June 20, 1965 , New Haven, 1965, cat. no. 44, NC228 Y34 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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