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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) Contemporary drawn border: 17 x 23 inches (43.2 x 58.4 cm)
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", Watermark: Fleur-de-lis (unidentified), Signed and dated in pen and black ink, lower right: "F. Towne delt | 1785"
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1978.43.170
Collection Prints and Drawings
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Subject Terms arches | architectural subject | Grand Tour | landscape | people | ruins
Place Represented Rome

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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