Francis Towne



Francis Towne (1739 or 1740 – 7 July 1816) was a British watercolour painter of landscapes that range from the English Lake District to Naples and Rome. After a long period of obscurity, his work has been increasingly recognised from the early 20th century onwards.

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  • Lure of the wild: Watercolour II

    Robert Macfarlane

    The artist Francis Towne’s near abstract eighteenth-century watercolours of Swiss glaciers were to inspire Eric Ravilious more than a century …

  • MicroTate 11

    Carsten Nicolai , Duncan Marquis , Piers Faccini and Andrew Graham-Stewart

    Microtate 11: Carsten Nicolai, Duncan Marquis, Piers Faccini and Andrew Graham-Stewart, Tate Etc.

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