The Wrekin, Shropshire

The Wrekin, Shropshire



Francis Towne (1739-1816)
The Wrekin, Shropshire

Inscribed verso: The Wrekin on the Road between Wenlock/and Shrewsbury
Pen and grey ink and washes over pencil on laid paper
27.5 by 39.5 cm., 10 3/4 by 15 1/2 in.

Bequeathed by the artist to James White of Exeter (1744-1825);
John Herman Merivale (1779-1844);
By descent to Judith Ann Merivale (1860-1945), Oxford, by 1915;
By whom sold to the Squire Gallery, London;
Probably Iolo Williams (1890-1962);
By whom sold to Colnaghi, London, 6th July 1943;
By whom sold to J. Leslie Wright (1862-1953);
Professor John Malins (1915-1992) by 1962;
By descent until 2018

Adrian Bury, Francis Towne - Lone Star of Watercolour Painting, 1962, p.150;
Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne, 1997, p.86;
Richard Stephens, Francis Towne - Online Catalogue, no. FT398