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Towne, Francis (1740-1816) 

Gender: Male

Other names
Town, Francis (Alternative name)

Functions, occupations and activities
Studied under William Pars in London; member of the Free Society of Artists (1762); exhibited watercolours at the Royal Academy (1775, 1779); lived in Exeter where he practised as a drawing master (from 1750s); turned to landscape painting; went to Italy with John "Warwick" Smith and exhibited there and in Switzerland (1780-1781); moved to London and married Jeannette Hilligsberg, a dancer (1807); lived at 32 Devonshire Street, London ; died in Exeter (7 July 1816)


Archival Resources
Number noted: 3

Sketchbook sheets,
Held at: British Museum: Department of Prints and Drawings
Other information: Upstone, Robert (1993) Sketchbooks of the Romantics p.189

Property documentation: 32 Devonshire Street, London: ground plan of property, usually 1:120 and leasing detaills,
Held at: Howard de Walden Estates Ltd

Sketchbook sheets,
Held at: Wordsworth Trust
Other information: Upstone, Robert (1993) Sketchbooks of the Romantics p.189

Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55