Skip to main content

A view of Machynlleth, North Wales: PD.4-1961

An image of Drawing

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Awaiting location update


A view of Machynlleth, North Wales


Draughtsman: Towne, Francis




History note: L.S. Robinson; Miss Merivale, 4 Park Town, Oxford; the Merivale family; with Messrs. Agnew (inv. no. 21594)

Legal notes

From the Fairhaven Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 215 mm
Width: 280 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1961-03) by Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd


Production date: AD 1777-06-28

School or Style


Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite and watercolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: No 10 / F. Towne delt June 28. 1777 (in artist's hand)
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: No. 10 / A View of Machynlleth North Wales / drawn by Francis Towne (in the artist's hand)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: L.S. Robinson (in a different hand)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.4-1961
Primary reference Number: 13882
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "A view of Machynlleth, North Wales" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-12-01 23:37:55

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=A view of Machynlleth, North Wales |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-12-01 23:37:55|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        alt="A view of Machynlleth, North Wales"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">A view of Machynlleth, North Wales</figcaption>

More objects and works of art you might like

Gannllwyd Vale, North Wales

Accession Number: 1462

North Wales, Snowdon

Accession Number: PD.193-1985

Dolgelly, North Wales

Accession Number: 2303


Accession Number: CM.TR.1556-R

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...