Exeter from Exwick

Born in London, Francis Towne lived mainly in Exeter from the mid 1760s but returned to the capital in 1807. Throughout his career he travelled in Britain on sketching tours but his visits to Italy and Switzerland in 1780-81 provided fresh inspiration. Travellers from Okehampton would have encountered this view of the city as they approached it from the north west.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
10/1961
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Paintings
Medium
oil on canvas
Common Name
Exeter from Exwick
Simple Name
painting
Inscription Transcription
Exeter from Duryard painted by F Town & presented by Mr Abbot; Dec 21-1961
Period Classification
George III (1760-1811)
Production Town
Exeter
Production County
Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Date
1773
Production Person Initials
Francis
Production Person Surname
Towne
Production Year Low
1773
Production Year High
1800

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Exeter from Exwick