A View of Berry Pomeroy Castle within the Gateway

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.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
23/1962
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
pen and ink and watercolour on paper
Common Name
A View of Berry Pomeroy Castle within the Gateway
Simple Name
drawing
Inscription Transcription
F Towne Delt.; F Towne Delt.; A View of Berry Castle within the Gateway drawn on the spot May the 19th 1775 by Francis Towne NB 5 hours
Period Classification
George III (1760-1811)
Production Town
Totnes
Production County
Devon
Production Country
England
Production Date
19/05/1775
Production Person Initials
Francis
Production Person Surname
Towne
Production Year Low

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A View of Berry Pomeroy Castle within the Gateway