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View of Lausanne: 1483

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Current Location: In storage


View of Lausanne


Draughtsman: Towne, Francis




History note: Bt. together with a watercolour by Turner, for £235 from the Cotswolds Gallery, 59 Frith Street, Soho Square, London, 1st July 1928 (no. 13 in their Exhibition)

Measurements and weight

Height: 242 mm
Width: 905 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1928) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Production date: AD 1781-09-10

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( 3 sheets joined together)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite, pen, ink and watercolour on paper
Pen and ink

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: F. Towne / delt. No. 11
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: No. 11 A View taken above the Town of Lausanne / looking over the Lakes of Geneva, towards / Mount Jura with the Town of Morges & / St Prex, by Francis Towne / Septr 10th 1781 / Evening sun coming over mount Jura (in the artist's hand)
  • Location: Old mount, verso, part of which is pasted onto the new mount
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1483
Primary reference Number: 13877
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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