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upper center verso in pen and brown ink: No. 7 / Vevey Sept. 20 1781 / Francis Towne; center verso in pen and brown ink: La tour de pil; lower left verso in pen and brown ink: All the tops of the Buildings darker than the Lake (repeated below by later hand in graphite); by later hand, center right verso in graphite: 87 BP; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: 8 4554 / 7482


James White, Exeter (1816-1825); John Herman Merivale, Barton Place, Exeter (1825-1844); by descent, Merivale family, Barton Place, Exeter, (1844-c.1915); Sir William Arthington Worsley, 4th Baronet, Hovingham Hall, York (probably 1915-1981); (Thos. Agnew & Sons Ltd., London); purchased by William B. O'Neal, Charlottesville, VA, 1981-1994; gift to NGA, 1995.

Exhibition History

Drawings from the O'Neal Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1993, no. 35.
Drawings from the O'Neal Collection, Georgia Museum of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens, 4 May-16 June, 1996.


Bury, Adrian. Frances Towne: Lone Star of Water-colour Painting. London: Charles Skilton Ltd, 1974, 142 (listed under works in private collections)
NGA O'Neal 1993, ex 35.

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