All Francis Towne 's Paintings
The Painting Names Are Sorted From A to Z

Choice ID Image  Paintings (From A to Z)       Details 
26065 Ariccia (mk47)  Ariccia (mk47)   1781 1-man exhibiton,1805 Watercolour and pen and ink 325x470mm British Museum,London
21765 The Source of the Aveyron (mk10)  The Source of the Aveyron (mk10)   1781,pen,ink and watercolour 42.5 x 31.1 cm London,Victoria and Albert Museum
32786 Waterfall near Ambleside  Waterfall near Ambleside   mk81 1786

Francis Towne
English Painter, 1739-1816 was an English water-colour painter. He was born in Isleworth, Middlesex, the son of a corn chandler. Apprenticed to a coach painter in London, he won a design prize from the Society of Arts, and studied for a while at St Martin??s Lane Academy. In 1763 he was employed by a coach painter called Thomas Watson, and went to Exeter on business. He had already begun painting in oils and also taught drawing, and now he began to accept commissions from wealthy families in Devon. After a tour of north Wales in 1777, undertaken with his friend, the lawyer John White, he began to specialize in water-colours. In 1780 he travelled to Rome and from there to Naples. On his return to Devon, he was asked by Sir Thomas and Lady Acland of Killerton to paint some views in Devon and North Wales, and in 1786 he went on a painting tour of the Lake District

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