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

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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

Relative size of this object

28 m21.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1777-06-28

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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
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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