Ann SandersWooded Landscape with Traveller and Packhorse, after F. Towne 1778

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Artist
Ann Sanders (active 1778)
Title
Wooded Landscape with Traveller and Packhorse, after F. Towne
Date 1778
MediumWatercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 275 x 387 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T08575
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Exhibition catalogue text

Catalogue entry from Francis Towne

Ann Sanders (dates unknown)

81 A View at Pines after Francis Towne 1778

Pen and sepia wash 275 x 387 (10 7/8 x 15 1/4)
Signed, lower right, Ann Sanders delt 1778
Prov: P.Opp?, purchased 1912; by descent to 1996 when acquired by Tate Gallery (T08575).
Lit: Opp? 1920, p.105.

Tate Gallery. Purchased with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996

In the eighteenth century copying prints and, as the student progressed, drawings and watercolours was the basis of all teaching; to judge by most of his pupils' absolute fidelity to his mannerisms Towne must have been an exacting master. When a dinner guest invited with Towne to John Herman Merivale's table in 1806 had to be advised in advance not to dispute the painter's 'profound opinions and observations', some measure can be gained of the authority he must have exerted over his pupils. That he was a popular and sought-after teacher emerges both in the warmth of James White's letters to him and others surviving from his pupils (Paul Opp? Archive and Stevens 1996, p.502, nn.37, 40)… (read more)

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